BNN, Isabel Steppeler, June 6, 2016, June 26, 2016

Belcanto Happiness

Uliana Alexyuk and Dilara Baştar in their trousers role as Romeo have excellently internalized their roles musically as well as performing with charming Piani. Alexyuk’s soprano is warm … and a noble example of design and phrasing. Baştar’s dark, guttural Mezzosopran complements her with irresistible timbre. Very high, his temperament, Eleazar Rodriguez as Tebaldo rises and shines with effortless heights.