Two young lovers make WestConn's "Figaro" work

There are 4 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Apr 21, 2009, titled Two young lovers make WestConn's "Figaro" work. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

WestConn Opera seems to grow in ambition every year. This season's offering was Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," an opera of intricate ensembles, quicksilver recitative and demanding arias.

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Opera Fan

New Fairfield, CT

#1 Apr 21, 2009
I think it was wonderful and the orchestra was great too!
Lisa

Hartford, CT

#2 Apr 21, 2009
Figaro and Susanna were not the only ones who made Figaro "work." It took EVERYONE in the cast to make it the show that it was. Bad review for what was an amazing show!
Disgruntled reader

Hartford, CT

#3 Apr 21, 2009
This guy obviously has no idea what he is writing about. First off, the Countess's arias are difficult for even 30 year old professionals to sing, and Victoria only being 21 executed them beautifully. The vocal lines Chiera sang were melancholic, full of longing and expressive phrasing that clearly highlighted her accurate portrayal of the role.
Opera Fan

New Fairfield, CT

#4 Apr 22, 2009
I agree with Disgruntled. The arias sung by other cast members (Barabarina for example)are very challenging and the cast members did the justice for sure. Not a very well written review. I disagree with his words about the orchestra. It was mostly tight and if anything the winds were not as good as the rest. The harpsichordist in particular was quite good.

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