Natasha Novitskaia , who has a powerful and lushly dramatic mezzo voice, sang the arias "Re dell'abisso, affrettati" and "Acerba voluttà" with great emotion, reminiscent of the dramatic mezzo singers of the past. Her powerful voice floated through both the Aida and La Gioconda duets.
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"Il mezzosoprano russo Natasha Novitskaia fu una ottima Amneris, dalla voce traspartente e decisa, senza tentennamenti"
FRANCESCO GIORDANO FOR GLOBUS MAGAZINE , ITALY
AMNERIS IN AIDA. TAORMINA
Ms. Novitskaia lent her powerful voice to the creation of the character of Ulrica in "Re dell'abisso, affrettati" from Ballo in Maschera. The way she used the texture of her mezzo instrument created an aura of suspense. We loved the final "Silencio!". In the lower register she has a contralto quality.
She "plays well with others" as we saw in the numerous duets. She was a very commanding and devious Amneris in the duet "Fu la sorte dell'armi a' tuoi funesta" from Aida, tricking her rival Aida.