Scaling the Heights ó Elizabeth Futral

futral2_small.jpgby Zoe Vandermeer [Classical Singer, December 2005]
Elizabeth Futralówhom a recent reviewer described as: ìa real looker, with creamy skin and wild black hairîócontinues to impress critics and audiences alike with her terrific theatricality and amazing coloratura abilities. ìItís the voice that smitesóthe rich, sensual coloratura sound … î wrote the same reviewer, describing her singing in the recent Lincoln Center premiere of Ricky Ian Gordonís song cycle, Orpheus and Euridice. ìEven if she were standing on her head, instead of just being steered around the stage by a corps of dancers, that voice would kill us.î (Marilyn Stacio, Variety)