Frasquita

Frasquita

woman character chiefly remembered for her flirtatiousness toward old Don Eugenio. [Ger. Opera: Wolf, The Magistrate, Westerman, 262]
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Caption: (l-r) Magali Simard-Galdes (Frasquita), Krista de Silva (Carmen), and Pascale Spinney (Mercedes) in Opera de Montreal's Carmen
She made her her debut as Frasquita in Georges Bizet's Carmen in Salzburg with the Landes Theatre Opera Company, where she spent a season in 1963,
Some highlights include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Frasquita in Carmen, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, soprano soloist for Mozart's Coronation Mass, Orff's Carmina Burana, Faure's Requiem, Bach's Christmas Oratorio and St.
She recently understudied the role of Frasquita in Carmen at Glyndbourne.
Le Dancaire (Julian Boyce), Frasquita (Amy Freston) and Mercedes (Emma Carrington) were sharply characterised and brightly sung - though much detail was obscured by dingy lighting, even in the daylight scenes.
Amy Freston as Frasquita and Emma Carrington as Mercedes, provide some much needed verve, while Kostas Smoriginas sang a rather elegant Escamillo, surviving a dreadful outfit.
Amy Freston as Frasquita and Emma Carrington as Mercedes, provide some much-needed verve, while Kostas Smoriginas sang a rather elegant Escamillo, surviving a dreadful outfit.
She had already draped ruffled dresses for the characters of Frasquita and Mercedes, and her prior discussions with Jara gave her a good frame of reference for the flamenco half of the Skeleton Dancer.
Director Keith Cheetham's staging of Carmen - which was sung in an English translation by Sarah Helsby-Hughes, who also sung the role of Frasquita - was fairly minimalistic, little more than tables, chairs and a screen, with modest use of back projection.