In the demonic and often impossible role of Abigaille, Anna Pirozzi satisfied Verdi’s extreme demands. Her voice has the beauty of timbre and the morbid whisper of the texture of a lyric soprano, but also the insolence of the volume of a dramatic, combined with a superb extension and a capacity for dizzying agility and roulades. She gave her Abigaille the arrogance of the virago combined with the softness and resentment of the lover, with nuances of apianados and half voices of extreme penetration. There was no ensemble in which Pirozzi, if anything, could not make herself felt as a soloist.
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