Friday, April 6, 2012

Romantic Arias

“Machaidze tears into roles with an energy that leaves the listener breathless. She produces a top note that would kill at half a mile to silence the chorus in the closing pages of 'Ah! Non giunge' from La Sonnambula. While Machaidze's tone occasionally may be have to admire her finely honed technique. This is a voice that has been scrupulously prepared and the hard work shows” --BBC Music Magazine, December 2011 ***

“her nuanced phrasing is a wonder to behold...this album clearly underlines her star qualities and points towards majestic things to come.” Classic FM Magazine, October 2011 ****

“Hers is one of the bigger voices on the bel canto circuit. Her theatrical intelligence is also promising: though her language articulation isn't great, she vividly projects the emotional content. Most obviously, the middle section of "Ah! Je veux vivre" from Romeo et Juliette takes on unusual gravity, revealing a character who defies family and mortality for love.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2011

“Machaidze begins with Manon's farewell to her table, to which she brings sensitivity...[in Salut a France] Machaidze expands her tone in exultation, tossing off the roulades with vocal bravura and crowning the cabaletta with a secure and ringing final note. This is one of the best tracks in the programme, as is 'O luce di quest' anima'” International Record Review, October 2011

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