Review: A new Cinderella at Los Angeles Opera makes an impression
Los Angeles Opera wheeled into its final three performances of Rossini's "Cinderella" Wednesday night with a new Cinderella toiling amid her cadre of lovable, helpful rats. She is the Georgian mezzo-soprano Ketevan Kemoklidze -- yet another winner of Plácido Domingo's Operalia competition to appear on the L.A. Opera stage (her debut), and also somewhat of a contrast to the previous Cinderella, Kate Lindsey.
This Cinderella registered a distinctive vocal presence with a Slavic accent (which lessened as the performance unfolded) and a large vibrato, but also a solid bottom end... read more
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