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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.

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  • 17.04.2017 - OperaWire: Climbing Mount Everest – Sondra Radvanovsky On Her Evolution in Bellini’s ‘Norma’

  • "Every major discipline has its proverbial "Mount Everest," the pinnacle achievement. The moment of "arrival" in which the person can feel a sense of accomplishment that few others, or only the true greats, have accomplished.

    In the soprano operatic repertoire, Bellini's "Norma" is often viewed as that proverbial peak due to its taxing and wide-ranging nature. Lili Lehmann, one of the most important Wagnerian sopranos of her time, once noted that the role was harder than all three Brünnhilde's in Wagner's "Der Ring Des Nibelungen."

    But that has not stopped some of the greatest sopranos from taking on the role. As a matter of fact it is one of the most popular in the repertoire and is currently making the rounds all over the globe thanks in part to Sondra Radvanovsky.

    "It's so special because of the history of it and all the great sopranos whose footsteps I am following. It's really an honor to be included in that group of sopranos that have sung the opera at some of the great opera houses in the world. In my opinion it's the pinnacle of all the soprano roles," Radvanovsky enthused in an exclusive interview with OperaWire."

    Francisco Salazar (OperaWire)

    For the full interview, click here

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