7th Nov, 2016
Maida Hundeling stars in Puccini’s Turandot, in a return to one of her signature and critically acclaimed roles, this season at the Slovak National Theatre (Slovenské národné divadlo).
The opera is on stage throughout the season – dates are as follows – 4 December (2016), 10 January, and 8 February (2017). Maestro Rastislav Štúr conducts performances through January, and Maestro Dušan Štefánek conducts the performance on the 8th of February.
Soprano Maida Hundeling gives a powerful yet nuanced performance in the title role. This Turandot isn’t just cold and remote. She is terrifying…Hundeling’s delivery of “In questa reggia,” the aria in which the princess explains why she hates men, will knock you back in your seat. Yet the singer also reveals Turandot’s vulnerability. Her body language in the riddle scene is particularly telling.” –The Salt Lake Tribune