Julia Sporsén’s “heavenly” Micaela at Opera Holland Park

4 June 2010

Julia Sporsén has been getting fabulous reviews as Micaela in Jonathan Munby’s new production of Carmen for Opera Holland Park. Anna Picard of the Independent picked out “…Julia Sporsén’s fearless, ardent Michaela…” whilst George Hall of the Guardian noted that “her singing has an impressively charged lyricism that blossoms in her third act aria.” Warwick Thompson in Bloomberg praised her “heavenly purity of sound as Micaela.” and Sebastian Petit of Opera Britannia thought that “the best vocal performance of the evening was undoubtedly given by Julia Sporsén in the thankless role of Micaela. Her warm, beautiful voice was evenly produced throughout the range”.

Performances run until June 19th and more information on the production can be found by clicking here.

Julia can next be seen in ENO’s sell-out collaboration with Punchdrunk of Torsten Rasch’s The Duchess of Malfi, and next season starts with the world premiere of Alexander Goehr’s Promised End for ETO (following her huge success as Donna Anna for the company in 2008) before returning to ENO for Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s iconic production of Parsifal.

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