“The Ethiopian princess was well portrayed by dramatic soprano Alla Perchikova who showed her character’s panic and ended the duet with a delicate pianissimo.
We heard more from Ms. Perchikova’s Aida in “Qui Radamès verra…O patria mia”. The phrase“mai piu” occurs at least a dozen times and she managed to make each iteration different. She also excelled in “Vieni t’affretta” from Macbeth in which she limned Lady Macbeth’s resolute character by judicious use of her fioritura. The last time we enjoyed that aria as much was when we heard Lauren Flanigan sing it. ” – Voce di Meche