The World Premiere of The Fall of Fukuyama, an Oratorio in 5 languages by Grégoire Hetzel with libretto and video by Camille de Toledo will be given on March 29, 2013 at Salle Pleyel in Paris with Jennifer Larmore, Isabelle Cals, Thomas Randall and Kevin Greenlaw. Daniel Harding conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Stephen J. Mudge of OPERA NEWS says of Jennifer Larmore's Lady Macbeth in Verdi's MACBETH at the Grand Théâtre de Genéve:
The mezzo seized on the text of her opening aria with relish, obeying the composer’s dynamic markings to the letter... Her performance was crowned by a whispered, hauntingly beautiful sleepwalking scene.
JENNIFER LARMORE triumphs as "Kostelnička" in Jenůfa at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin!
Jennifer Larmore sings Kostelnička not as an angular matriarch, but with the heartfelt lyricism of a loving mother whose care is at the same time aggressive and inhibited, cruelly suppressing her own desperate need to be loved. A role-portrait of the highest complexity.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The director sees Kostelnička as the center of the piece, with her repressed yearning for love that leads to murder. Jennifer Larmore is not the usual fury, but with exactly expressed body language and her dramatic blazing mezzo-soprano, she depicts the ardent struggle for liberation from mind-stifling dullness from the prison of a rigid code of conduct.
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Music: "Les cloches" by Claude Debussy with Antoine Palloc
Photo: MacArthur Photography