It’s the Mezzos and Countertenors Aria Rely!
These ladies and men made some very attention-grabbing selections this yr. One would possibly count on to listen to Carmen or Cherubino quite a bit from mezzos, however we heard our Spanish Siren’s Habanera as soon as in spherical one and as soon as in spherical two and the Card Aria as soon as in spherical two. Cherubino and his teenage angst solely made it to spherical one. We heard voi che sapete twice, and non so più as soon as. That’s it. There was additionally an attention-grabbing lack of Rossini. We heard Cruda sorte twice in spherical one and as soon as in name backs and Non piu mesta as soon as within the second spherical. There was not a single Una voce poco fa though we did hear Rosina as soon as in spherical two within the type of Contro un cor che accende amore.
By FAR the aria we heard essentially the most on this vocal class was Strauss’ Composer. Sein wir wieder intestine was sung 11 instances in spherical one, 3 instances in spherical two and as soon as in callbacks for a complete of 15. Parto (La Clemenza di Tito), Am I in your gentle (Physician Atomic), and Smanie (Così) have been introduced in six instances every . We heard Sesto 3 times within the first spherical, twice within the second spherical, and as soon as within the callbacks and Dorabella 3 times in spherical one, as soon as in spherical two and twice within the callbacks. We heard Kitty Oppenheimer twice in every of the rounds. We heard Wie du warst (Rosenkavalier) 5 instances all through the auditions.
Within the French aria class, Charlotte edged out Dalila however not with just one aria! From Werther we heard Va! twice in spherical one and twice in callbacks. We additionally heard Charlotte’s Qui m’aurait dit la place twice in spherical one, and as soon as in callbacks for a complete of seven Charlottes. Dalila’s Amour, viens aider was heard 4 instances complete, twice in rounds one and two. As we talked about, Carmen’s Habanera confirmed up twice as did Non, vous n’avez jamais, je gage (Les Huguenots). Enfin je suis ici (Cendrillon), Ne me refuse pas (Herodiade), and O la pitoyable aventure! (L’Heure Espagnol) have been three of many attention-grabbing French arias we solely heard one time.
Among the great bel canto that made it to the auditions this yr was Sgombra e la Sacra Selva (Norma), All’afflitto (Roberto Devereux), every heard twice, however Se Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) was positively essentially the most sung bel canto aria on this voice class with 4 hearings.
There was not a lot within the Slavic class this yr. We heard Onegin’s Olga 3 times, and Pique Dame, as soon as. English arias have been attention-grabbing and diverse, and that is the place the countertenors are available too! We heard Daybreak, Nonetheless Darkness (Jonathan Dove’s Flight) twice, and I do know a financial institution (Midsummer – Britten) as soon as. We had a form of mirror with the countertenors and mezzos listening to Dove and Britten with I purchased this suitcase in New York from Flight, and the Rape of Lucretia’s Give him this orchid every sung 4 instances all through auditions.
Moreover there was a smattering of fabulous Handel arias sung by each mezzos and countertenors together with Dopo Notte (Ariodante), Tu, prepararti a morire (Ariodante), Svegliatevi (Giulio Cesare), Iris Therefore away (Semele), Addio, addio o miei sospiri (Amadigi di Gaula), Furibondo (Partenope), Vivi, Tiranno (Rodelinda) , Pena Tiranna (Amadigi di Gaula), and Sdegnata sei con me (Arianna in Creta).
Subsequent up: tenors! keep tuned!