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New York Times Names Anita Rachvelishvili Among Best Performers of the Year

Anita Rachvelishvili was named among the best performers of 2018 by the newspaper The New York Times. The newspaper writes that Georgian mezzo-soprano as a classical performer is one of the best.

”This young Georgian mezzo-soprano had been daringly grim in “Carmen” and sensuous in “Prince Igor” in recent seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, but I was still unprepared for her overwhelming portrayal of Azucena in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” in January, sung with bel canto elegance and startling authority. She brought warmth, fear and eloquence back to a character that can often be merely blunt, then followed up the feat in September, conjuring a seductive yet implacable Amneris in Verdi’s “Aida.” (As far as staged opera, just Patricia Racette’s sensitive, richly rueful Elle in “La Voix Humaine,” at Opera Philadelphia in September, has stayed with me so strongly.),”reads the paper.