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11 May 2006

Contralto enflames the ears

JOHN TERAUDS [Toronto Star, 11 May 2006]

There is nothing more expressive in music than the human voice. But even this knowledge cannot prepare the ear for contralto Ewa Podles.

She was on stage at Roy Thomson Hall last night, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra arrayed behind her and Canadian Opera Company general director Richard Bradshaw on the podium. When she opened her mouth, it sent chills up and down the spine.

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