"Charlotte" at the Israeli Opera

"Mezzo Soprano Maya Lahyani was simply wonderful. Her warm voice, measured vibrato, excellent intonation, dramatic vocal gestures, dynamic range of her voice, rhythmic flexibility, and excellent diction - all made the moments she was on stage extremely special. In fact, in such a performance, the emotional focus of the work (whether or not the composer meant it) became the inner struggle experienced by Charlotte. Lahyani was able to persuade especially at the beginning of the third act and during the fourth act that Charlotte was torn between her love for Werther and her loyalty to the institution of marriage. The quality of Lahyani's performance is, for me, a good reason to recommend watching and listening to this production."



Prof. Oded Zehavi,
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