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Sleeping Beauties

DAVID J. BAKER assesses ten sopranos on the current scene, as they take on La Sonnambula's "Ah! non credea mirarti." Which ones will end up dancing with the stars?

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Idiosyncratic and beguiling: Natalie Dessay as Amina at the Met, 2009
© Beth Bergman 2014
Ten of today's sopranos sing the final scene from Bellini's Sonnambula. They come from Asia, Australia, Europe, Central and North America, and all are twenty-first-century divas with some experience i...

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Current Issue: October 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 4