Not a Gretchen in sight

So back to the Salle Bourgie for the second and final batch of art song contestants.  First up was mezzo Hagar Sharvit.  I liked her.  It’s a genuine mezzo voice and if her Fauré and Schubert offerings were a bit “flow of beautiful tone” they displayed plenty of power and a nice ability to spin a line.  Her version of Britten’s O Waly, Waly was rather good ; more dramatic and with perfect diction.  A strong start.

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