the metropolitan opera rising stars concert

 

2015 Performance

The Metropolitan Opera  |  Various Locations

REVIEW:

“The two soprano voices, Janai Brugger and Amanda Woodbury, were not all that much different from each other. They both started out with two quasi-coloratura arias by Gounod. Woodbury sang an exuberant “Je veux vivre” from Romeo et Juliette and Brugger luxuriated in the roulades of the Jewel Song from Faust. Both are the more recent type of coloratura: more like a lyric soprano with flexibility than the chirpy ones of the past.”

“Standouts were Woodbury’s lovely rendition of “Ch’il bel sogno” from Puccini’s La Rondine and David Won’s sensitive, but a little slow, performance of “O du, mein holder Abendstern” from Wagner’s Tannhäuser.— Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, TheaterJones