Novella commanded a richly colored soprano, breaking hearts in her portrayal of Antonia, as well as in her lovingly delivered “Elle a fui, la tourtelle.”
“... Elizabeth Novella (Antonia) rose to the challenge of meeting the vocal and dramatic demands of the character... Novella looked lovely and properly fragile, offering a sweetly sung ‘Elle a fuit la tourterelle.’”
Among the three great loves, soprano Elizabeth Novella dazzled with rich sound and impressive intensity as Antonia, the singer who’s told not to sing but does anyway (spoiler alert: to her death).
There was first-rate singing from soprano Elizabeth Novella, delivering a lovely aria as Maia
Ms. Novella burst into song, then floated through the audience to Mmuseumm 2, where its gate was thrown open with a mighty roar.