La Monnaie ¦ Recitals ¦ Waltraud Meier ¦ Intro
Frauenliebe und -leben
A not-to-be-missed date: the opera singer, Waltraud Meier is at La Monnaie this season for a special recital evening! With her radiant mezzo-soprano voice, her charismatic presence, her natural style of quivering intensity, her intelligent reading of the text, perfect phrasing, her musicality always at the service of expressiveness, this renowned artist is, without doubt, one of the best interpreters of Wagner today. She has performed in no less than sixteen of his roles. She has also shown herself capable of mastering the operas of Beethoven, Verdi and Strauss, as well as the German lieder which she is about to bring us through the medium of her voice, her personality and a lone piano. This rare and exceptional evening offers a varied selection from the superb songs of Schubert, Schumann and Mahler.
© Nomi Baumgartl