Fanfare Magazine has reviewed Sondra Radvanovsky’s album “Verdi Arias” and because of their online policies, we’ll just excerpt it here and encourage you to purchase a copy of Fanfare at your local magazine stand! The gist of the review is simple to sum up with a quote from the author: “OH MY GOD! WHAT A VOICE!!!!!!” (caps done by the author)
Radvanovsky Sings Verdi
Review in Fanfare Magazine
By Lynne René Bayley
“On this recording, she sounds like a combination of Eleanor Steber and Régine Crespin, which knowledgeable friends have told me is how she sounds in person. This may just possibly be the greatest American Verdi soprano since Rosa Ponselle.
Words fail me in reviewing this disc. My critical brain is helpless before this voice, which sweeps all before it and leaves nothing to nitpick…”
…”An extra star or two must also go to Constantine Orbelian, who brings this recital to life as assuredly as Paul Daniel did on the recent Bryn Terfel recital reviewed elsewhere in this issue. This guy can conduct, folks, make no mistake about that. His highlight on this disc is the Ballo scene, but all of it is on a very high order. And wonder of wonders … we get the complete original version of “Ernani, involami,” choral section and all!”
Click to listen to samples from the album on our original post!