Alex Penda triumphs in Santa Fe Opera as Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio

Vocally, Ms. Penda excelled, taking, in our opinion, a somewhat masculine approach to her diction and delivery, appropriate for a woman in male disguise who’s trying to be convincing as she infiltrates the prison’s security. She also dealt forthrightly with Beethoven’s strenuous, heroic arias and their lengthy phrasing, apparently without fatiguing despite her character’s substantial amount of time on stage…
Rating: 4 out of 4 stars
Terry Ponick, Communities Digital News, 14 August 2014

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