Magazine article Opera Canada

Vancouver

Magazine article Opera Canada

Vancouver

Article excerpt

Vancouver Opera struck gold with their first production of Der Rosenkavalier. Going back to the philosophy that opera companies should open their seasons with work that grabs the public's attention, Vancouver certainly obliged.

The incandescent Marschallin of Carol Wilson gave a rounded portrayal of this complex character. Her warm and colorful voice soared over the dense orchestral writing when necessary, at other times providing that special element of intimacy when left alone with her thoughts during the Act I Monologue. Her stage presence also added an air of dignity and strength. A memorable debut, and hopefully we will be hearing more from her in the future.

Beth Clayton (Octavian) matched Wilson in commitment. Her singing was strong, clear and detailed, capturing every facet of the young cavalier's ever-changing emotions. Her comic acting as the maid, Mariandl, was hilarious without being corny, and her facial expressions, too, were top notch. Clayton was partnered with the adorable Sophie of Tracy Dahl, whose vocal and dramatic characterization reflected a determined young lady who wanted to win over the young knight, who could stand up to her father's displeasure and could also show sadness and joy equally well. …

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