A Lithuanian Soprano Creates Her Own Ariadne

Urmana_small.jpgBy Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 27 September 2005]

Since 1993, when she first sang the title role of Richard Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos” at the Metropolitan Opera, the soprano Deborah Voigt has pretty much owned the role at the house. But Ms. Voigt has other challenges on the horizon now. So the company brought back its alluring Elijah Moshinsky production of this Strauss favorite on Saturday afternoon with the Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana.