Christina Raphaëlle Haldane shone in every facet of her performance. When Rodelinda voices her distress about losing her husband for a second time in Act II, Haldane spins a gossamer line of one pianissimo after another. If that were not enough, she uniquely shapes each line. One second, she used her coloratura to suggest crying, and the next she was digging into her surprisingly dark chest voice to illustrate despair. Opera Canada
Hear Christina sing Silvia’s aria from Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel, Royal Opera House insights. Finnegan Downie Dear, piano.