Reviews: Verdi’s Macbeth (Glimmerglass)

Soloman Howard gave a similarly “to the manner born” performance as Banco (he also performs Sarastro in The Magic Flute) - here is a singer on the way up.

 — Michael Johnson, ConcertoNet

“A stand-out performance both in stage presence and sound was Soloman Howard, whose development as a singer and growing ability to take on bigger and more complex roles at Washington National Opera I have followed and delighted in for years. As Banquo, in the duettino with Macbeth, he more than matched the mature Owens in power and size of voice. Even as the sleepwalking ghost, he managed to convey both dignity and other worldliness of his character. The nuance and physically protective empathy he showed for his son in the wonderful aria Come dal ciel precipita was one of the emotional highlights of the evening.”
— Susan Galbraith, DCTheaterScene

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