Sunday Times, April 11, 2010
Hugh Canning
Verdi: Messa da Requiem, Salzburg Osterfestival 2010
Highs and lows of the Salzburg Easter festival
(Ausschnitt aus einem Artikel über die Osterfestspiele)
... The concert highlight for me, though, was Mariss Jansons’s super-refined, but thrilling, account of Verdi’s great mass for the dead. If there is redemption from the apocalypse, it was suggested in the matchlessly musical singing of Krassimira Stoyanova’s plangent soprano in the Libera me, and Jonas Kaufmann’s spellbindingly half-voiced words of penitence in the Ingemisco. Such sensitive and self-effacing artistry in this usually too operatic work is both rare and revelatory.

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