SABINA CVILAK ….the fabulous soprano I heard in the Britten War Requiem at the Barbican

I’ve heard that this wonderful young soprano is returning to London on 7th December to sing in the Rosenblatt Recitals at St John Smith Sqaure….which I think a lovely venue for all sorts of reasons.

It’s equally unsurprising to me, having been privileged to hear her sing, that she’s chosen a rather unusual programme including opera and song….

Here’s something more on the series and on Sabina

The Rosenblatt recitals specialise in presenting the major singers of today and the stars of tomorrow…the series provides London audiences with the opportunity to see young operatic talents on the rise in the intimate setting of St. John’s, Smith Square and give recitalists their first solo recital performance in the UK.

On Wednesday 7 December, 7.30 pm the Slovenian soprano Sabina Cvilak as she makes her series debut and performs a selection of songs and arias by Slovenian composers including Pregelj, Vilhar and Lipovsek as well as European composers including Hauer, Strauss, Puccini, Stolz and Lehár.

Following an invitation from Plácido Domingo, in 2007 Cvilak made a triumphant debut in the role of Mimì in La Bohème with Washington National Opera. She was immediately invited to return the following season to sing the roles of Liù in Turandot and Micaëla in Carmen.

Since then, Cvilak has fast become established as one of the leading lyric sopranos of her generation and has performed all over the world to widespread critical acclaim.

As they might say anyone who’s good enough for Domingo is good enough for me…but without over-egging the custard…this voice is good enough to be truly great….she has a voice with power, beauty and she displayed wonderful technique in the Britten but she also owns an intelligence that makes her singing deeply felt…if you have the time give yourself a Christmas treat…I’m sure you deserve it… and from what I’ve heard – I’m sure you won’t be disappointed…

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