“…Yves Abel's propulsive conducting in this Bilbao performance makes a positive case for the score. The dramatic weaknesses… are much less well disguised in Ignacio García's static production and Domenico Franchi's heavy designs. Ildar Abrazakov brings gravitas and warmth to the title role... and the soprano Evelyn Herlitzius is compelling as Oberto's daughter, Leonora.”
New York Times
“‘…shot through with genius and is recognizably Verdi's from the first slashing phrase…”
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