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“… I was invited to watch the performance of Lohengrin sang by Moscow Soloist Khachatur Badalyan in the title role, whose Lohengrin at Novaya Opera is well known in the capital. His performance is not quite traditional for Russia, with its history of such interpreters as Sobinov, Kozlovsky, Pluzhnikov, which was characterized by a bright, silvery, and at the same time extremely lyrical sound. Badalyan sings his hero with a dark, matt sound, rather in the European tradition, where the ambien anal sex part of Lohengrin is usually sung by spinto tenors. His climaxes are are sufficiently sonorous and bright. The final monologue «In fernem Land» the singer begins with hidden, muffled sound, surprising with this kind of approach, but then deploys the voice in its power, thus making the effect much greater. It should be noted that Badalian sang with good German pronunciation, which gave to the performance a considerable glossiness… “

Alexander Matusevich

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