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Composer & Work
Lessons in Love and Violence
Magdalena Anna Hofmann
Full name: Magdalena Anna Hofmann
Magdalena Anna Hofmann was a Senta of the highest order, playing the double register of Senta’s apparent fragility and, through her vocal power, the inner strength that allows her ultimately to prevail over the elements.
In the Ballade, the singer deployed all the nuances from murmur to cry, from nostalgic reverie to fervent prayer. One is under the spell of the character’s palpable tension, her voice reaching to the very limit, in this radical interpretation (see the interview that the singer granted us).
... Magdalena Anna Hofmann … sang a clear and powerful Senta without exaggeration, capable of empathetic lyricism, demonstrating a beautiful timbre and no signs of strain: a thoroughly convincing depiction of the role.
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