Sovereign sound

Cult contralto Ewa Podles storms Caramoor in Tancredi.
By Marion Lignana Rosenberg [Time Out New York, July 20ñ26, 2006]
To write about Ewa Podles is to wrestle with contradictions. Dwelling on the Polish contraltoís huge, one-of-a-kind soundówhich rises from inky depths to a steely brilliance on highómeans slighting the selflessness of her art, her ability to disappear into the works she brings to life.