Love has no borders in Aachen : reviews
Love has no borders has made its first steps in Germany (Aachen) and it was a very interesting experiment. The venue was huge (Eurogress) ans at first I thought there had been a mistake...and I was impressed, how to manage such a big stage when it's only a "piano-voice" recital ?
I decided to make it as intimate as it would be in a café. And it took me a while but the public got warmer and warmer, they started to laugh and react and I enjoyed it very much. As the article in Musicologie says, I should have probably spoken to them in german, but I was told this is a three-languages city so I chose english in order to be understood by everyone.
Todd was, as usual, amazing, patient and kind. I am a lucky singer !
Can't wait to present this recital across many other borders !
Here two reviews :
The second one is from the Aachen newspaper :
"It wasn't a recital in the classical sense. It was a joyous mixture of different genres, from the classical art song, to opernaries, to the chanson, which the young singer presented with charm and great conviction.
What made this rather colorful evening fun was the fact that Marina Viotti is "at home" in all genres. Her voice sounds warm and full, is lean and extremely versatile. She also has virtuosic coloratura as we could hear in Rossini "Una voce poco fa".
She exhibited her actorial talent and her intelligent character representation in the arias "Séguedilles" from Bizet's "Carmen" and "Je t'adore, Brigand" from Offenbach's "La Péricole". A magic moment was the "Chanson triste" from Duparc.
The message of "music as bridge above borders", which Marina Viotti emphasized in her presentation, was evident not least in the multilingual texts of different nations.
Todd Camburn carried the singer with his competent, technically extremely versed and differentiated piano accompaniment quasi on hands."