Tag Archives: Susana Gaspar

A feast of Rossini as Albina Shagimuratova dazzles in Semiramide

Rossini: Semiramide **** Opera Rara, Royal Albert Hall, 4th September 2016 Complete performances of Semiramide are as rare as hen’s teeth. Even at La Fenice – where the opera was given 28 times following its 1823 première, sometimes four nights in … Continue reading

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April’s first kiss: Susana Gaspar’s Mimì shines in a frustrating Bohème

Puccini: La bohème ** Grange Park Opera, 14th June 2015 La bohème: a classic of the operatic repertory. Many will recall with fondness a certain production or treasure a particular Rodolfo/ Mimì pairing. The challenge for any company presenting a new … Continue reading

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