Glimmerglass’s ‘Ariadne in Naxos’ a powerful showcase for a powerhouse soprano
Christine Goerke raises the roof in this unforgettable aural experience
By David Rubin
Paradise, at least for lovers of Richard Strauss and the female voice, came to the Glimmerglass Festival this week with its production of Ariadne in Naxos.
In the title role, soprano Christine Goerke (the festival’s Artist in Residence this season) delivered a majestic performance that combined a resonant, rolling sound with incredible range, flexibility and control…