Resounding success for Leonor Bonilla in Die entführung aus dem Serail at ABAO
January 31st, 2024
The press also highlights the work of Wojtek Gierlach in the production After the performances of the production of Die entführung aus dem Serail that could be enjoyed at the Palacio Euskalduna, the press has echoed the great work of soprano Leonor Bonilla and bass Wojtek Gierlach.
Thus, El correo says: "There was no other voice that kept the Mozartian style, except for the presence and the adequate singing of Leonor Bonilla, a "souberette" (sic) who, with her light and clean voice, sang with due taste and absolute security". "Wojtek Gierlach [...] showed a pleasant velvety voice."
Also echoes the magazine Ópera Actual, which about the production comments, "The Andalusian soprano Leonor Bonilla shone with a fresh, vivacious and confident performance, accompanied by a voice without fissures, of exquisite color and elegant phrasing." "Polish bass Wojtek Gierlach showed a dark voice with an endless low register."
From Beckmesser, Manuel Cabrera writes: "The voice of the soprano Leonor Bonilla is one of those that hooks the spectator at the moment of listening. In addition to having a notorious scenic self-confidence, which on this occasion has demonstrated playing the flirtatious Blonde. She had her great moment in the aria Welche Wonne, welche Lust, applying the subtlety of linked singing, as well as modulated, with great expressiveness." "The Polish bass Wojtek Gierlach, in his character of the eunuch Osmin [...] powerful in all the concertantes with his cast mates."
In the same vein, and extolling the soprano's vocal qualities, Scherzo says: "And Leonor Bonilla composed a Blonde of great purity, emotive and challenging in her character, with crisp treble and with the style within her: for arias like "Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln" we will want to remember this Abduction"
Platea Magazine joins the line opened by the rest of the media commenting: "Also at a great level the Blonde of Leonor Bonilla, one of the most outstanding Spanish sopranos who shone especially in the pastoral Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln, thanks to that voice in which stands out the ease in the treble and the beauty of the timbre".
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