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In Guter Tradition
OPERA LOUNGE | FEBRUARY 2020
Exceptional first-year mezzo Anne Marie Stanley, as the object of Fernand’s passion but who is not free to return hers for him, and whose impossible circumstances make her a tragic figure, conveyed all the facets of Léonor’s personality and contrasting feelings, in reactions as well as actions, with a voice of great range and warmth, doing full justice to her big aria. Her final scene with Fernand and her death, to some of Donizetti’s strongest music in the opera, were heart-wrenching.
AVA LA FAVORITE
OPERA NEWS|JUNE 2020
Anne Marie Stanley, a moving actress with a wide-ranging, mettlesome voice well suited to nineteenth-century French rep, gave a fine, nuanced reading of the titular Léonor.
"Her warm mezzo already has bloom and exceptional evenness across a big range, as well as a good command of dynamics. She’s a striking presence, too — here, in a form-hugging gown, she was truly statuesque."
"Because of the thickness of the orchestral texture in this movement, it is often difficult to hear the mezzo-soprano, but Anne Marie Stanley was able to hold her own."