Actually, there are a soprano, the great Claron McFadden, an alto, the intense mitspielende Christina Zavalloni, and a countertenor, the immensely touching Serge Kakudji.
…But the singer Serge Kakudij bursts once like a bud, swinging his hips as thefracturing life. Otherwise, this performance is like a cut crystal in front of us, strange, but when it comes to contact here.
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Set against these reservations is the performance of Serge Kakudji, the Congolese counter-tenor. When Kakudji sings, the golden tracery of his voice dispels the overwrought posturing around him, offering us a glimpse of the sublime.”
by Luke Jennings
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The combination of the principal singers Claron McFadden (soprano) Monica Brett-Crowther (alto/mezzo) and Serge Kakudji (countertenor), the orchestra (Aka Moon and guests Magic Malik (flute and vocals), Tcha Limberger (violin) and Krassimir Sterev (accordion)) and the dancers who perform some of the recitatives is simply breathtaking. Powerful and controlled, the beautiful voices constantly ground both the music and the dance. There are times when singers become dancers become musicians in a seamless melodic whole that shimmers with life moving within sound.”
by Marion Drew
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