Thursday, January 16, 2014

In praise of: Bernarda Fink

My favourite Slovenian, Bernarda Fink was born in Argentina but her parents were Slovenian and according to the internet her husband is Austria’s ambassador to Slovenia so she must live in Ljubljana now. More to the point, she is a super-fabulousistic singer. Great in Bach and Handel, shines in Mozart, and her Schumann recital makes me think that maybe I’ve been wrong about Schumann all these years.

Ms Fink doesn’t perform much in opera now but everything on YouTube is great. Here she is in Handel’s “Ah, whither should we fly” from Theodora, I think at Salzburg in 2009:

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