A Soprano’s Plainclothes Star Turn as Fidelio
By ANNE MIDGETTE [NY Times, 5 Mar 05]
Beethoven’s “Fidelio” is an opera about freedom that is shackled by a limited libretto. A great performance can unlock its treasures. A mediocre one can feel like prison, as the Collegiate Chorale’s performance on Thursday night at Carnegie Hall underlined. It was a long and murky night, although there were many glints of bright light that tantalizingly shone through.
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