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20 Jul 2006

Sovereign sound

Cult contralto Ewa Podles storms Caramoor in Tancredi.

By Marion Lignana Rosenberg [Time Out New York, July 20–26, 2006]

To write about Ewa Podles is to wrestle with contradictions. Dwelling on the Polish contralto’s huge, one-of-a-kind sound—which rises from inky depths to a steely brilliance on high—means slighting the selflessness of her art, her ability to disappear into the works she brings to life.

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