Turandot, Royal Opera, April 2023

Soprano Catherine Foster finally arrived in London, thank goodness. An English nurse who took up singing and made her name in the German speaking world on the Continent, she already sang Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Ring at Bayreuth ten years ago. Since then she only got better. Four years ago I was bowled over to hear her in the same role in Budapest, and recommended to the ROH they should use her immense talents. Now they have. Not as Brünnhilde but as Turandot in Puccini’s final opera. See my review in The Article.

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