Top critical review
Nice voice but very poor track selection
22 February 2012
Another reviewer asks if she has the best voice in the World? While she has a lovely voice she is not in the same league as El'ina Garanca who is the finest mezzo-soprano singing today.
My problem with this album isn't her voice but the track selection. The producers have provided us with 16 tracks of what they think we, the great unwashed, should listen to and not what we want to listen to. By track 16 I was hoping my HiFi would explode as it was just track after track of the type of music the professional critic or high brow music buff would get excited about but not what the ordinary listener would want to hear. Track 7 - Voi che sapete from Figaro gives us a glimpse of how well she can deliver popular content.
I only have myself to blame for buying this as I didn't look at the track selection, only buying it on the strength of the reviews and that it had won the classical Grammy. If like me, you like popular mainstream opera then you may not find this as exciting an album as the critics did.