Stefania Dovhan, alum of Baltimore School for the Arts, enjoys triumph at Spoleto Festival USA
From Howard Kissel, writing for MusicalAmerica.com, comes this rave about soprano Stefania Dovhan, a product of the Baltimore School for the Arts and University of Maryland and winner of the Rosa Ponselle Young Classical Singers Competition (2000). She has the title role in Charpentier's neglected gem, Louise:
The Spoleto revival, which runs through June 6, is blessed with Stefania Dovhan, a soprano who clearly understands both the musical and dramatic potential of the title role. Dovhan, making her U.S. debut with these performances, is a remarkable discovery. She has a voice rich in every register and a sure sense of theater. She conveyed all the lushness and suaveness of the hit tune (“Depuis le Jour”) as if she had been singing it all her life.
And from Tim Page, guest critic for the local Charleston paper, another rave: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2009/may/24/gamble_on_louise_pays_off83460/