Beethoven’s ‘Leonore’ brings the 40th Dresden Music Festival to a thrilling conclusion

“Eric Cutler made an admirable Florestan, youthful and heroic. This version of the role requires less heroic heft and more flexibility, which Cutler provided. His opening solo, following by a thrilling orchestra prelude, combined Cutler’s noble, yet plangent tone with orchestral colour which made something both gripping and moving. This scene is far more conventionally operatic than in Fidelio, with Cutler, Clark and Peter Rose (Rocco) giving us a vivid sense of the dramatic narrative. In ‘Namenlose Freude’ (longer and more complex than in Fidelio), Cutler and Clark complemented each other admirably two lither voices moving together conveying a real sense of joy.”

– Robert Hugill / Planet Hugill

“Eric Cutler was a youthful, heroic Florestan, his opening solo gripping and moving. Cutler has a lithe voice, used with a nice flexibility and admirable stamina. He and Clark, complementing each other superbly, brought accuracy and a palpable sense of mutual joy to ‘O namenlose Freude.”

-Robert Hugill / Opera Magazine

Abschlusskonzert ” Leonore ” vom Dresdner Festspielorchester und der Dresdner Musikfestspiele zusammen mit Kuenstlerin von ” Boeheme 2020 ” am 18.06.2017 im Kulturpalast . Foto: Oliver Killig

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