Recital: Karita Mattila

From The Times, 7 March 2001

By Hilary Finch

When the Finnish diva Karita Mattila chooses to bestow a song recital on her audience, it must be prepared to expect the unexpected.

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Divas delving deep into the repertoire

From Electronic Telegraph, 6 March 2001

By Matthew Rye

Now at the peak of her career, Mattila exhibited the more generous vocal resources in her recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau.

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Orgiastic frenzy at the Barbican

From The Guardian, 5 March 2001

Karita Mattila Barbican Hall, London. Rating: *****

By Tim Ashley

Her Barbican recital was greeted with a response that can only be described as abandoned, as she turned her audience into a rout of orgiastic devotees worshipping at her shrine.

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Looks divine, sounds better

From Electronic Telegraph, 3 March 2001

Finnish singer Karita Mattila is the glamour girl of world opera, a lyric soprano whose luminous performances thrill audiences around the world. Rupert Christiansen met her

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See also:

Salonen makes his Mahler mark

6 February 2001

Sallinen's Kullervo opera goes to London

8 January 2001

Sakari Oramo

24 November 2000

Segerstam: "Avant-garde whimsicality"

20 November 2000

King Lear: "Sallinen springs no surprises"

3 October 2000

Saariaho: From the Grammar of Dreams

29 September 2000

Vänskä "blows hot and cold"

21 August 2000

Lindberg: "The Modernist with a twist"

18 August 2000

Savonlinna: The Age of Dreams

24 July 2000

Gothoni to become ECO's chief conductor

20 June 2000


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