Stirring Storytelling and Amorous Rapture

By Steve Smith [NY Times, 25 January 2010]
Ask any serious vocal enthusiast to provide a list of the finest singers currently working, and the chances are good that Bernarda Fink, an Argentine mezzo-soprano, will figure in. Here in New York, where Ms. Fink has appeared infrequently, her renown stems primarily from her performances on CD, including opera recordings conducted by RenÈ Jacobs and highly desirable recital discs on the Harmonia Mundi label.