Young Soprano Gabriela Legun Mesmerizes Audiences in La Monnaie Debut

Young Soprano Gabriela Legun Mesmerizes Audiences in La Monnaie Debut
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In a groundbreaking production at La Monnaie de Bruxelles the young soprano Gabriela Legun has captivated audiences with her debut performances in ‘Nostalgia’ and ‘Rivoluzione’ two innovative renditions based on early works by Verdi. Critics and audiences alike have hailed Legun's performances, praising her vocal prowess and emotive depth.

Gabriela Legun's portrayal of the character Cristina, a young filmmaker, has been described as embodying "beautiful complexity" by Soline Heurtebise of Olyrix. In ‘Rivoluzione’ Legun received a standing ovation for her clear and precise tone, with Heurtebise noting her prowess as a coloratura and versatile soprano.

Equally praised was Legun's rendition of Cristina's daughter, Virginia, in ‘Nostalgia’. Critics lauded her vocal clarity and emotional resonance, with Eleanor Knight of Bachtrack describing her performance as "achingly beautiful".

The Polish soprano's talent shines through in her portrayal of these multifaceted characters, as highlighted by Helene Adam of cult.news who predicts that Legun "will not remain unknown for long". Legun's vocal assurance and technical mastery were particularly evident in her rendition of Lucrezia's aria from ‘I due Foscari’, leaving audiences dazzled by her superb vocal assurance.

Despite the brevity of her roles, Legun's presence on stage is nothing short of impactful. Benedict Hévry of Resmusica commends her for lending her "ductile voice and luminous timbre" to the characters of Cristina and Virginia, perfectly capturing their evanescent essence.

You still have the opportunity to be captivated by Legun's live performances until March 7th, while those unable to attend in person can still experience the magic through Opera Vision's streaming platform until September 29th 2024. With her clear and even emission, profound beauty in pianissimos and vocal elegance, Gabriela Legun has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the stage of La Monnaie de Bruxelles.

RIVOLUZIONE Verdi – La Monnaie / De Munt
NOSTALGIA Verdi – La Monnaie / De Munt
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