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21 September 2014
Ewa Podles Reviews

La fille du régiment

The Royal Opera

Le revoilà morbleu ce beau 21e!
24 Mar 14 / Forum Opéra
Long may this production last!
17 Mar 14 / Opera Britannia
Patrizia Ciofi's voice is up to the considerable vocal demands
13 Mar 14 / Opera Now
Plenty of room for levity in Royal Opera's La Fille du regiment
13 Mar 14 / The Spectator
An outstanding night for singing at the Royal Opera
12 Mar 14 / Musical Criticism
A light hearted romp with an appearance by Dame Kiri
11 Mar 14 / Seen and Heard
Laurent Pelly's production achieves a fine balance between the fun and more sober elements
7 Mar 14 / Music OMH
Roll up, roll up, to hear Juan Diego Flórez deliver his nine cheek-by-jowl top Cs!
7 Mar 14 / The Arts Desk
Patrizia Ciofi triumphant in La Fille du Regiment at Royal Opera House
6 Mar 14 / Metro
An impressive performance from Juan Diego Flórez
5 Mar 14 / The Guardian
Tenor Juan Diego Flórez's top notes were as tumescent as ever
5 Mar 14 / Evening Standard
Donizetti's comic confection returns to Covent Garden with an unexpected guest star
5 Mar 14 / What's on Stage
Patrizia Ciofi's brash, tomboyish manner combines with vocalism of considerable artistry
5 Mar 14 / The Stage
Enjoyable revival of this ROH perennial, with star cast on form
5 Mar 14 / Planet Hugill
The best news is that Florez is back, and hitting the high Cs with effortless grace
4 Mar 14 / Independent


Opéra de Monte-Carlo

Rusalka de Dvorak, pour la première fois à Monte-Carlo
1 Feb 14 / Diapason
Images à foison… Orchestre radieux!
31 Jan 14 / Forum Opéra
Romantique, Antonín Dvořák?
30 Jan 14 / Anaclase


Gran Teatre del Liceu

Lorsque le conte est plus beau que la réalité, gardons le conte
13 Jan 14 / Webthea
Barcelona’s star-studded Cendrillon and it’s not Rossini’s
8 Jan 14 / Seen and Heard
Érase una vez...
26 Dec 13 / El Pais
Espectáculo total
26 Dec 13 / La Vanguardia
Una «Cenicienta» brillante
26 Dec 13 / La Razón
El Liceu despide el año con brillantez y optimismo
24 Dec 13 / Beckmesser

Das Rheingold

Gran Teatre del Liceu

El semidiós inmortal
11 May 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Ewa Podles Reviews & Articles


Ewa Podles claims to be the only true contralto in the world. Yet the Polish singer - whose unique, almost masculine voice, with its tremendous chest notes, encompasses a range of almost three octaves - is often called anything else.
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Ewa Podles Articles

Ewa Podles talks about her San Francisco debut and her career

'All my life I wanted to sing Tosca - It's not real but it's my dream!'
9 Oct 2009 / Musical Criticism

Opera Boston opens with 'Tancredi'

Opera Boston will open its 2009-10 season on Oct. 23 with a production of Rossini's rarely heard melodrama "Tancredi," with the noted Polish contralto Ewa Podles in the title role.
22 Feb 2009 / Boston Globe

A towering contralto

Few singers stir excitement among operagoers like Ewa Podles, who is acclaimed for giving the kind of towering, largerthan-life performances that are rare today.
9 Jul 2007 / The New York Sun

Distinctive diva

Celebrated contralto Ewa Podles will don the trousers –and the military armor – to portray an operatic Julius Caesar.
21 Apr 2006 / San Diego Union-Tribune

Caramoor announces 2006 Summer Festival

Caramoor's 2006 summer season will feature a diverse lineup, from bel canto opera with Ewa Podles to jazz with the Ravi Coltrane Quartet.
8 Mar 2006 / PlaybillArts

San Diego Opera announces 2005-06 season

San Diego Opera will present a new production of Carmen and Giulio Cesare in Egitto, and will feature Podles, Asawa, Saffer, and Genaux.
16 May 2005 / PlaybillArts

Ewa Podles

"J'aime sentir le public heureux!"
20 Mar 2005 / Forum Opéra

Contralto takes on new challenge in 'Il Trovatore"

Ewa Podles, a leading international concert and opera contralto, will make her Milwaukee debut Saturday, courtesy of the Florentine Opera.
2 Nov 2004 / Journal Sentinel

The golden age of singing

Bernard Jacobson enthuses about the wealth of talent recently on display in Philadelphia.
19 Mar 2004 / Seen and Heard

At home with her range

Contralto Podles will deliver 3 octaves plus in her Michigan Opera Theatre debut.
17 Oct 2003 / Detroit Free Press

Ewa Podles injured in car accident

Polish contralto Ewa Podles was injured in an automobile accident in Santa Fe, New Mexico, last week.
20 May 2003 / Andante

Next opera season to see heavier Verdi

Philadelphia's forthcoming season contains two tightly linked themes: The return of the heavier Verdi operas, and the arrival of stars such as Ewa Podles and Patricia Racette
5 Feb 2003 / Philadelphia Inquirer

So, just what is a contralto?

Ewa Podles claims to be the only true contralto in the world. Yet the Polish singer, with a unique, almost masculine voice, is often called anything else.
11 Jan 2003 / St Petersburg Times

An Interview with Ewa Podles

The fascinating Ewa Podles talks about her unusual contralto voice, solid over a three octave range.
3 Aug 1998 / Culture Kiosque

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