Leah Crocetto as Aida was a revelation. I took the trouble of listening to some of her other performances prior to attending, but nothing can truly prepare one to hear such stunning vocal control in person. A perfect, sudden pianissimo, deftly deployed in O, Patria mia!, was just one of the many moments that had the audience spellbound. Ms Crocetto’s portrayal of Aida’s emotional turmoil in Ritorna, vincitor! was likewise a moment I will treasure. With breath control and line worthy of comparison to the likes of Caballe, I’m sure we will see much more of Ms Crocetto in the future. Brava!

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