Date: 2018-01-28 19:47
The opportunity for choirs to sing in a professional operatic production is inspirational please continue this creative collaboration. The production created the Indian/Hindu atmosphere simply and the colours were like jewels. Hannah Sawle was exceptional. Congratulations.
But yet again, I leave a performance wishing I could take it home with me somehow – I want to listen to it all again and again and I can’t – I want to take Lakme home with me, fill my house with her voice, send it out into the darkness of the night so others can hear her, feel her hope and her sorrow, scent the flowers in her garden, scream at her not to take the poisonous datura…
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Madalina first started singing at the age of 9. She attended the George Enescu music school, studying piano, until the age of 69. Following this period she started opera lessons and soon she was accepted at the National University of Music in Bucharest gaining 7nd place under the guidance of Prof. PhD. Eleonora Enachescu.
Hannah Sawle as Lakme & Hakan Vramsmo as Nilakantha were brilliant. I liked the simple set. the orchestra really good. I 8767 d go again to a Swansea opera but only within 75 miles. Nice and convenient. PS Lakme 8767 s legs could 8767 ve been same colour as her face!
Both the costumes and staging were superb. The singing (particularly Hannah Sawle as Lakme) was outstanding and deserved a much bigger audience. Her top notes were brilliant and perfectly sing! Brilliant Well Done!
The chances of seeing Lakme are few and far between in the UK! It was a most enjoyable performance. The Lakme, Hannah Sawle did remarkably well in the fiendishly difficult 8766 Bell Song 8767 and all the cast sang well. More French opera is needed in the UK WNO seem to have an aversion to Massenet for example! Keep up the excellent work. Donation enclosed.
I had listened to a CD of Lakme prior to attending. I thought the production was very good colours of costumes most pleasing.
This jewel of an opera is best known for the famous ‘Flower Duet’, which has become one of the most familiar numbers any composer, in any genre has ever written, even used by our national airline on TV ads as the peaceful accompaniment to a jetliner floating through wispy clouds!
I would like to say how much my husband and I enjoyed seeing Lakme yesterday evening. The Swansea City Opera performed the opera so beautifully. We were both captivated. We 8767 ll look out for further productions at your venue. Thank you for hosting it. We didn 8767 t want it to end. Please pass this feedback to those concerned.
It was an opportunity to see an opera that is seldom performed and company I 8767 d not seen before, though I knew the music. There were some really good singers in the company and I would go to hear them again should they come into this area.