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Composer & Work
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Apollo e Dafne
Full name: Rachel Pines
THE MAGIC FLUTE - Queen of the Night
Brisbane City Opera, 29/09/2018
Canadian soprano Rachel Pines excelled as the Queen of the Night, her experience with the role shining through as she sang both arias with energy and presence.
But, without a doubt, the stand-out performance of the evening was Pines in the role of Dafne. Her singing was sparkling, nuanced, and full of depth and resonance; while still having the characteristic Baroque clarity. She expertly conveyed Dafne’s fear of Apollo’s advances, as well as her resolve to resist him. It was an emotional roller coaster, to say the least; so effective that I felt uncomfortable watching Dafne’s obvious distress and Apollo’s forceful fixation on her.
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