Stratas Sings Weill

Revealing an affinity for Weill, Teresa Stratas fulfills her promise to Lotte Lenya on her deathbed to “carry on the torch for Kurt Weill’s music.” Stratas’s glorious soprano has never sounded better as she applies her operatic expertise to deliciously caress this music without losing any of the underlying subtext. Lacking the grittiness of other interpreters, she captures the emotional angles by letting her beautiful voice express the tortured heart beneath it; where others shout at you, Stratas sings at you. She casually bounces off the cheerier selections from One Touch of Venus and Happy End, letting Gerard Schwarz’s brilliantly conducted orchestra display their wit. Program notes include a fascinating interview with Stratas. –Barbara Eisner Bayer

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3 Responses to Stratas Sings Weill

  1. Kenneth Wolman "Ken Wolman"

    Her voice is every color of dream 0

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  3. Jonathan Dorsch "Pangloss"

    Amazing 0

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