In Review: Calenos, Anderson, and Vickers in Opera Delaware's "Il tabarro" and "S

"Calenos gave an exceptionally musical and heartfelt interpretation of a woman torn between her desire to be faithful and her need for an independent life. And as her paramour, tenor Vickers has a romantic presence and the ample, bright squillo to ride Puccini’s lush orchestration. . . La Zia Principessa (forceful contralto Alissa Anderson) . . . Like Tabarro, this work depends on the musical strength and dramatic gifts of its lead. As before, this operatic necessity is magnificently fulfilled. In her tour-de-force performance, Calenos (a powerful, rich spinto soprano) traces Angelica’s heartbreaking descent from anguish into trancelike despair." Read full review.