[What did I say yesterday about more Tancredi? Here, have some Tancredi on your Tuesday, and keep me away from adjectives because I don’t want to upgrade my Cougar Badge to platinum in the first month already. – Teresa Iervolino with “Di tanti palpiti” from Rossini’s “Tancredi”, Brescia 2013. Clip with thanks to jovi1715]
Then again, I said more Tancredi, did I not?
Here’s what YT has on offer on the subject of Iervolino’s interpretation at the moment – I made a listing, so you won’t have to.
“Di tanti palpiti” all over again, onstage in Cremona (also 2013):
[More palpitations. – Teresa Iervolino with “Di tanti palpiti”, Rossini’s “Tancredi”, Cremona 2013 (seems the Brescia show toured). – Clip with thanks to yukio84]
Also available via jovi1715, from the Brescia production, are:
- “L’aura che intorno spiri”
- “Perché turbar la calma”
- “Ah! che scordar non so”
- “Lasciami, non t’ascolto”
- “Ah! se de’ mali miei”
You can hear that the voice is young in all of these (and Tancredi requires quite a heft in the first place) – but Iervolino has got color and depth and a natural grasp on placement. Of course she still has room for improvement, but already if you listen to these 2013 clips, and then to her 2015 Vivaldi, which shows the same unhindered warmth (it’s got an effortlessness of somnambulist proportions. It’s kind of hypnotic), you can distinguish a clearer focus there, and a growing sense of structure intersecting with sound production that only comes with experience. Just give her a few more years and some more Early Music (and don’t throw later 19th century at her). And broadcast that. Broadcast the hell out of that. (I’ll just be drooling into my cheesecake over here and blame it on old age).
PS. thadieu, weren’t you back with “Semiramide” these days? We may have an additional Arsace to consider someday soon.
PPS. Since the issue arose in the comments, I am editing the post to add the link here, too: you can keep up with Iervolino’s professional itinerary via her Facebook page.