Wiener Staatsoper

Von der Liebe Tod ( Alto Solo )

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Mezzo Monika Bohinec asserts herself in a strong performance (made even more remarkable by the fact that she replaces the ailing Tanja Ariane Baumgartner at the last minute). The texture of the timbre is quite pleasant: at the same time velvety, rounded and full-bodied (this, coupled with the power and control that maintain regularity in the melodic movements). The low register, particularly imposing, is characterized by a darkness that skilfully articulates meditation and lamentation, in an expressiveness that captures the fatalism that underlies this whole staging. - 06.12.2022