Eve Queler has been conducting little-known bel canto operas at Carnegie for so long that her performances are taken for granted and generally ignored by the hype machine that is the late New York Times.
This week was not different. Eve, herself no adolescent, brought back an Italian soprano who has sung often at the Met without ever enjoying the acclaim she attracts back home. Mariella Devia is now 66. She sang Queen Elizabeth, a woman her own age, in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. And the audience erupted.
Read all about it in quick-off-the-mark NYCR. Right here.