Sunday’s Something Else (Rautavaara)
Back to contemporary opera, this time Rautavaara’s Rasputin. Title character’s entrance aria shoots for hypnotic and then there are the beautiful lyrics about the handsome wild lands of Siberia with which he “heals” the Tsarevich. I like Matti Salminen’s acting a lot and there’s something alluring about his singing. It’s rather pleasant; grand opera for the 21st century perhaps.
Posted on June 28, 2015, in basses, contemporary operas, thursday's something else and tagged contemporary opera, finnish national opera, matti salminen, rasputin, rautavaara. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.