Soprano Rachel Harnisch

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Konzert Review

Missa Solemnis mit Zubin Metha

Missa Solemnis - Ludwig van Beethoven
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera di Firenze

Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Dirigent: Zubin Mehta

excellent Rachel Harnisch, who with her extremely elegant and forbidden song and with her radiant high register threw a little light on the mediocre performance of the soloist quartet; modest proof of the mezzo-soprano Lioba Braun and under every standard of decency the performance of the tenor Torsten Kerl: hard and ungainly song, alien from every sweetness and afflicted by serious problems of musical estate. It is not regretted, for once, that Mehta has chosen to entrust, according to an old tradition, the sublime sentence Et incarnatus est to the tenors of the choir and not to the soloist, as the most up-to-date philological studies would like; the bass Steven Humes has not arrived.
Operaclick, Edoardo Saccenti