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Ionarts-at-Large: A Special Place in Hell (Orfeo with Minkowski)

Picture (detail) courtesy Salzburg Mozart Woche, © Matthias Baus

Bejun Mehta will never be my favorite countertenor, but singing Orfeo as he does here in Salzburg, in Ivan Alexandre’s lame demi-production of Orfeo ed Euridice, he makes it impossible not to admire him. Relaxed and more naturally confident than his supercilious stage demeanour usually suggests, he is in splendid, show-stealing form throughout the evening. He is partnered with Camilla Tilling’s Euridice, who has a voice so very plain, so clean, so secure, with such lack of sensuality, that I feel guilty...

Full review at AUDITORIUM.