alaide — la straniera
Washington Concert Opera | Washington D.C.
Artistic Director: Antony Walker
“The music, though, is intensely beautiful. Amanda Woodbury, a rising young soprano, made a powerful case for the title role, from the moment of the character’s gorgeous off-stage first appearance. Her silken legato and laser-precise intonation made this slow, lamenting aria ravishing, and she deployed exquisite soft high notes and some agile runs later, especially in the showpieces that bring the opera to its tragic conclusion.” — Charles T. Downey, Washington Classical Review