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Carmen - Hans Heijmering
Alexandra Schoeny stops the show with her stunning coloratura soprano rendition of “Glitter and Be Gay
Excellent...Schoeny was especially good at drawing meaning from “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide, toying with the ambiguity of its slippery harmonic changes and the way it sounds like something out of Richard Strauss one moment and Johann Strauss the next.
American soprano Alexandra Schoeny produced a luminous sound and delivered the German words with pellucid clarity...her voice shone with cherubic radiance, and after she sang her final words, ...audience members made no sound for 10 seconds, then applauded enthusiastically.
Inhabiting the rancorous, homophobic Miss Lightfoot, even during scene changes, soprano Alexandra Schoeny spews venom with coloratura flourishes.
The American soprano Alexandra Schoeny sings coloratura with verve and is ashamed of almost nothing.
Alexandra Schoeny is perfectly delicious as a feminine but steel-spined Zerlina, and sang a lovely “Batti, batti” and an even lovelier “Vedrai carino.”
soprano. educator. wit