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Adrianne’s ‘ample, gleaming voice’ as Leonora in Met’s Fidelio

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“Ms. Pieczonka, last heard at the Met as Chrysothemis in the searing new production of Strauss’s “Elektra” a year ago, brings an affecting blend of emotional vulnerability and valiant determination to Leonora. Her ample, gleaming voice gave lift and body to the arching phrases of “Abscheulicher!” (Monster!), the dramatic recitative and aria in which Leonora curses Pizarro, the prison governor, and steels herself to somehow rescue her husband.” (New York Times, 19 March 2017)

 

“As Leonore, the young woman who poses as a prison guard named Fidelio in order to free her husband, Adrianne Pieczonka gave a committed performance, showing an amber glow to her soprano. Act I’s “Komm Hoffnung,” was among the evening’s vocal highlights, a heartfelt lover’s plea that alternately sighed and thrilled.”  (New York Classical Review, 17 March 2017)