Sondra Radvanovsky (born April 11, 1969) is an American soprano. Specializing in 19th century Italian opera, Radvanovsky has been called one of premiere Verdi sopranos of her generation. Her signature roles include Elvira in Ernani, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Elena in I vespri siciliani and Élisabeth in Don Carlos. Radvanovsky has performed in every major opera house in the world, including Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, and numerous others. In 2010, she opened the Canadian Opera Company's season in the title role of Verdi's Aida. She has had success in recent years as Leonora, notably in David McVicar's production of Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera. In 2011, she hosted the Live in HD in movie theaters around the world. In addition to her specialty in Verdi heroines, she has also sung the roles of Suor Angelica, Tosca, Susannah, Rusalka, among others. Tenor Plácido Domingo has been a noted champion of her career...
Lyrics & English Translation
I am the humble servant
of the Spirit that creates:
it offers me speech,
I pour it out into your hearts . . .
I am the intonation of the verse,
the echo of the human drama,
the fragile instrument,
vassal of the hand . . .
Gentle, joyous, terrible,
my name is Fidelity-to-what-is,
my voice is a breath,
which will die with the new day.
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I send my kind and warm regards,