Opera News Review: Whyte, Velasco, and Lugo in Princeton Festival “Nozze di Figaro”

“Katherine Whyte was both girlish and dignified as the Countess, informing every phrase with emotional intent. The runs to high C in “Susanna, or via sortite,” usually tossed off, became her only weapons against her increasingly violent husband. Cassandra Zoé Velasco’s Cherubino was a treat. She was utterly convincing as a teenaged boy, and she sang with a meltingly lovely mezzo. . . Ricardo Lugo was more put-upon than usual as Bartolo, using his low notes to assert his power.” -OPERA NEWS

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