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OUR SURPRISE CONCERT

FRANCESCA MONDANARO



Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Ave. White Plains, NY
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:00 pm


OPEN SEATING IN THE CONSERVATORY CONCERT HALL: $50

DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR ALL SEASON TICKET HOLDERS: $35

TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO ORDER NOW!

Order online NOW by
CLICKING HERE.
Or CALL : 1 (855) 88-OPERA (886-7372)


General Director, Dan Montez remembers, “When she first auditioned for me, it took me a few minutes to realize I was listening to something astounding…I had never head anything like it in my lifetime. She is hands down my favorite soprano in the world, and that is no exaggeration.” After amazing performances at Deutsche Oper Berlin, this world-class soprano returns to New York to bless the company again!

After her rapturous performance of Nabucco in White Plains with Taconic Opera, the visiting critic, Daniel Foley, wrote the following
(read the entire review online here):

"As for Francesca Mondanaro's Abigaille, where to begin? Everyone was completely dazzled by her vocal and dramatic abilities. Larger companies should rush to hire this phenomenal dramatic coloratura soprano, who richly deserves to be featured on the worlds' greatest operatic stages. This could well be - and I do not say this lightly - the best interpretation of Abigaille I have ever heard live or on record, one that compares favorably with Maria Callas's and Marisa Galvany's, to name two. I rarely hear such solid vocal technique put to such exciting use. Mondanaro's voice conjures up shades of a kind of Verdi soprano that has seemingly all but vanished: think Cerquetti, Callas, Milanov, or perhaps more aptly the Giuseppina Strepponi for whom Verdi only wished he had been writing the role! Many Abigailles fudge the coloratura, relying instead on screaming and growling to compensate for their inability to really sing the role. With Mondanaro, nothing was sacrificed: runs, trills, and ornaments of all manner - were neatly articulated and put to great dramatic use. There was no tentativeness, no uncertainty, no indication that any of these acrobatics were a strain. The voice itself is unforgettable - voluminous, lush, and beautiful, with a contralto-like darkness and an attractive vibrato. Chest notes were powerful and incisive, and the role's perilous leaps were nailed without the smallest hesitancy or misstep in intonation. The voice sliced cleanly through the most voluminous ensembles like a hot knife through butter.... Mondanaro made her a three-dimensional character, one with whom we could empathize even as her actions horrified us. This was truly an exceptional performance that will not soon be forgotten by those lucky enough to experience it."

Yes, a critic actually said that much. This is a concert you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS. TICKETS ARE LIMITED. SO ORDER NOW!

Order online NOW by CLICKING HERE.
Or CALL : 1 (855) 88-OPERA (886-7372)



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From Taconic Opera's Production of MACBETH