Rome (Italy), 1981
SERATA FAUSTA – Suggestiva Kabaivanska, che domina una parte impervia con agilità belcantistiche. A lei, dopo l’aria più bella, ovazioni per parecchi minuti
…Never for a moment did the temptation to alter or force her vocal means present itself, even if the part has a dangerous dramatic drive and demands a white-hot phrasing in many places. And in dolorous, melancholy introspection, in the tearful lyrical moments her interpretation has reached an exemplary summit
IL Gazzettino di Venezia
The unhappy protagonist was given a magisterial interpretation in this Roman production.
Raina Kabaivanska is a stepmother whose physical beauty, insinuating tone-edge and aristocratic gestual seduvtion would make any stepson lose his head. A great part and a memorable characterization