Emily Blair, a first-year member of the company’s Benenson Young Artist Program, [...] is a fine Rosalinde, cleverly toying with – and getting the better of – her husband, Eisenstein. The ‘Csárdás’, sung as Rosalinde pretends to be a Hungarian countess, is a highlight;
Bea’s Aria from Three Decembers by Jake Heggie.
Pianist, Jess ArnoldThe CoOperative Program- 2018
The Czardas from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss
Pianist, Jess ArnoldThe CoOperative Program-2018
Soprano Emily Blair of suburban Chicago, who sang a lovely Arabella to D’Eramo’s Zdenka, also showed off a large, steely instrument with coloratura flourishes in the Czardas (“Klänge der Heimat”) from Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus. [...] Blair sang it with forcefulness and swagger [...].
Die Fledermaus at Palm Beach Opera, 2019Photos by Bruce Bennett for Palm Beach Opera