Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sondra Radvanovsky Video Interviews Post MET Norma Debut

Fresh from her MET role debut in Bellini's Norma, The New York Times had this to say: "As the soprano Sondra Radvanovsky sang 'Casta Diva' at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday evening, she drew listeners in with her expressive shadings and heartfelt delivery. She earned a thunderous ovation after the cavatina, in which the druid priestess Norma prays to the moon goddess for peace. Ms. Radvanovsky proved dramatically and vocally arresting in her inaugural American performance of Bellini’s Norma, as John Copley’s drab production returned to the Met for the first time this season. Ms. Radvanovsky has made a name for herself in recent years as a Verdi interpreter, but recently added bel canto roles to her repertory. She has described the title character in Norma, which she recently sang in a concert performance in Catalonia, Spain, as her ideal role both vocally and temperamentally." After the jump, see the soprano interviewed by F. Paul Driscoll and Fred Plotkin in two separate conversations preserved on video.

 A Conversation with Sondra Radvanovsky from Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò on Vimeo.
Click on the image to launch the video interview with Sondra Radvanovsky, hosted by F. Paul Driscoll.