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Sondra Radvanovsky

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky is a globally celebrated artist. The depth and exquisite color of her voice are matched by her dramatic acting ability and versatility across a remarkable range of repertoire, from the title roles in Rusalka and Lucrezia Borgia, to Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac and the title role in Manon Lescaut. She is widely regarded as one of the premiere Verdi sopranos alive today, as well as one of the premiere interpreters of bel canto.

Latest News:

  • 24.10.2016 - Sondra Radvanovsky to star in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Royal Opera House

  • Sondra Radvanovsky stars in the title role of Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Royal Opera House this November. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko stars as des Grieux and Antonio Pappano conducts. This will be the first revival of Jonathan Kent’s thought-provoking production of Puccini’s first operatic triumph sinces its premiere. On stage November 12 through December 12.  For tickets and more...

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  • 17.10.2016 - Sondra Radvanovsky: "...Strong Singing in Norma"--Classical Voice North America

  • "Sondra Radvanovsky was a powerful and convincing actress...Brilliant on top whether opening the throttle or floating at pianissimo, this imposing soprano can sound a tad leathery in the middle. “Casta Diva” was self-conscious in style and taken more slowly than it needed to be. Nevertheless, confrontations and proclamations were exciting and the duet with Adalgisa (the bright and...

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  • 14.10.2016 - Sondra Radvanovsky: "World Class Soprano Nails Norma"--NOW

  • "Sondra Radvanovsky's spectacular turn as the Druid high priestess plays to her considerable strengths: commanding presence, fiery dramatic intelligence and jaw-dropping vocal agility and accuracy. What she demonstrates here in a way she hasn't before in her previous outings with the Canadian Opera Company is an aching vulnerability, captured in several floating pianissimos. When these show...

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  • 09.10.2016 - "Sondra Radvanovsky Triumphant As COC Norma"--Musical Toronto

  • "It would not be an exaggeration to say the opening night audience witnessed a performance for the ages. Radvanovsky was in magnificent form. Right from the beginning, with the recitative before the beginning of “Casta diva”, the soprano offered up the most astonishing high pianissimos, sometimes held for what seemed like an eternity. We have not heard such technique since the era of the...

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  • 08.10.2016 - "Sondra Radvanovsky gives blissful performance in COC’s production of Norma"--The Globe and Mail

  • "When people in the opera world – singers, impresarios, fans – talk about the great modern Normas, the heroine of the Bellini opera and one of the most taxing roles in all of opera, the names that get bandied around are inevitably the same. Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Caballe, Maria Callas. All of whom gave memorable portrayals of the Druid priestess who eventually marches to a funeral...

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  • 02.10.2016 - Sondra Radvanovsky: "Top Ticket: Three shows to see Oct. 2 to 8" --The Toronto Star

  • Bellini's Norma at the Canadian Opera Company starring Sondra Radvanovsky. "Watch this if: Your fall calendar could use some Italian romantic tragedy. If you think your karaoke skills are straight out of the bel canto era of opera, let the Canadian Opera Company show you what real singing is. Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma opens the COC’s 2016/17 season in a co-production with the...

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