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Il Trovatore, by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Gregor Bühl, directed by Francisco Negrín: Role of Azucena

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Il Trovatore, by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Carlo Montanaro, directed by Leiser/Caurier: Role of Azucena
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Il Trovatore, by Giuseppe Verdi, Role of Azucena



The central figure of the evening was, vocally and dramatically Nora Sourouzian, Frensh-Canadian with - Armenian roots, as Azucena. Also for her, it was a role debut. And she fully succeeded it. Everything was right – she managed to put a convincing, centred personality on stage. Vocally she managed this difficult role virtually without any problems – the technically secure conducted voice has an equal sound-colour without any register breaks from the chesty low notes until the top high notes. Nora Sourouzian received the biggest applause in the end, which was absolutely merited
Hermann Becke
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Nora Sourouzian was at the Royal Danish Opera as Azucena on the November 2, 2018.
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Nora Sourouzian sang this summer the third symphony of Mahler with Leonid Grin as conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, Santiago.
Nora Sourouzian is a velvet-voiced mezzo-soprano from Canada with an arresting stage personality.
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph
Hailed by Opera for her “warmly-rounded sound with ease and impact at the top” and “crystalline diction,” French-Canadian mezzo soprano Nora Sourourzian makes Seattle Opera debut as Azucena in Il Trovatore, and also with the same role makes her debut at the Royal Danish Opera. Last season, she joined both Opera Graz and Aalto-Musiktheater Essen for Azucena in Il Trovatore, Bard Summerscape as Marfa in Dvorak’s Dmitrij, and further performances of the title role of Carmen with Victoria Hall and Sinfonietta de Genève. She also sang Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Orchestra Sinfónica de Chile in Santiago, and Frank Martin’s Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève.

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