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WELSH NATIONAL OPERA Sister Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking

Operawire

Cervoni’s portrayal was superbly crafted; her journey from a naïve nun, teaching young children, to dealing with a cold-blooded killer was detailed, nuanced and emotionally complex. Positive, optimistic, but without experience in such matters, she comes under intense pressure from every quarter, including De Rocher who keeps lying to her and pushing her away, but eventually emerges stronger, with her faith in God intact. It was an excellent performance that captured the emotional roller-coaster of the role.
Vocally, Cervoni was perfectly suited to the role. Her singing was securely grounded, agile and characterized by clear articulation, so that every word could be easily understood, and despite her, at times, emotionally fraught state her singing was also attractively rendered. Moreover, her phrasing was subtle and detailed so that her inner turmoil, her shifting emotions, her hopes and fears, disappointments and belief in God were made evident, and made her relationship with De Rocher believable.

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA iSister Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking

The Sprout

Sister Helen is played by Lucia Cervoni, in a demanding role, on stage for most of the show. I feel she really absorbed the role and truly understood the dense contradictions within. She conveys the faith of the role well with a soaring voice, made special at the very end of the piece. A gospel song sung by children is heard throughout the opera, but to hear Cervoni sing this a-cappella in a powerful reprisal ends the show with a shudder down the spine.

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA Sister Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking

The Times

Are the victims in all this forgotten? It’s a question that Lucia Cervoni’s passionate Sister Helen grapples with, and which is a more than valid concern.

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA Sister Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking

Morning Star

Led by Lucia Ciceronian as Sister Helen and Morgan Smith as convicted killer Joseph De Roche, the whole ensemble are stunning.

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA Sister Helen Prejean, Dead Man Walking

The Stage

Sister Helen (Lucia Cervoni) and Joe (Morgan Smith) make potent, sensitive protagonists,...

October 5, 11, 17, 31 November 7, 21, 28, 2019

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The Cunning Little Vixen

Welsh National Opera

Director: David Poutney
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus

 

2019

Soloist

Opera Gala

Operafest Røykenvik

Conductor: Peter Szilvay KORK

2019

Sister Helen Prejean

Dead Man Walking

Welsh National Opera

Conductor, Karen Kamensek Director, Martin Constantine

2019

Soloist

Die Kindertotenlieder, Mahler

Theater Magdeburg

Conductor: Kimbo Ishii

2019

Amastre

Xerxes

Theater Magdeburg

Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Director: Tobias Heyder

2019

Soloist

Recital

Mazzoleni Concert Hall in Ihnatowycz Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada

Pianist: Rachel Andrist

2019

Carmen

Carmen

Kitchener Waterloo Symphony

Conductor: Andrei Feher

2018

Grimgerde

Die Walküre

Theater Magdeburg

Conductor: Kimobo Ishii
Director: Jakob Peters-Messer

2018

Amneris

Aida

Theater Magdeburg

Conductor: Svetoslav Borisov
Director: Oliver Mears

June 9, 2017

Soloist

Verdi's Requiem

The Grange Festival

Conductor: Francesco Cilluffo

2017

Octavian

Der Rosenkavalier

Welsh National Opera

Conductor Tomáš Hanus
Director Olivia Fuchs
Designer Niki Turner

2017

Frau Reich

Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor

Theater Magdeburg

2017

Mary

Die Fliegender Holländer

Theater Magdeburg

2017

Suzuki

Madama Butterfly

Theater Magdeburg

2017

Die Dritte Dame

Die Zauberflöte

Theater Magdeburg

2016

Julie

Julie

Theater Magdeburg

2016

Siébel

Faust

Theater Magdeburg

2016

Frau Reich

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

Theater Magdeburg

2016

Soloist

Verdi's Requiem

Theater Magdeburg

2016

Suzuki/Kate Pinkerton

Madama Butterfly

Den Jyske Opera


Conductor, Christian Kluxen
Director, Stephen Barlow

2015

Hänsel

Hänsel & Gretel

Theater Magdeburg

2015

Julie

Julie

Canadian Stage & Soundstreams Canada


Conductor, Les Dala
Director, Matthew Jocelyn

2015

Ulrica

Un Ballo in Maschera

Theater Magdeburg

2015

Dorabella

Cosi fan tutte

Theater Magdeburg

2015

Soloist

Die Rückert Lieder von Gustav Mahler

Magdeburgische Philharmonie

2015

Donna Isabella

Die Braut von Messina

Theater Magdeburg

2015

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Magdeburgische Philharmonie

2014

Dritte Dame

Die Zauberflöte

Theater Magdeburg

2014

Soloist

Mendelssohn's St. Paul Oratorio

Madeburg DOM

2014

Mezzo Soprano Soloist

Bach's St. John Passion

Singapore Symphony Orchestra

2014

Octavian

Der Rosenkavalier

Theater Magdeburg

2014

Cherubino

Le Nozze di Figaro

Theater Magdeburg

2014

Lucy/Die Bettlerin

Sweeney Todd

Theater Magdeburg

2013

Hänsel

Hänsel und Gretel

Theater Magdeburg

2013

Die Dritte Dame

Die Zauberflöte

Theater Magdeburg

2013

Soloist

Handel's Messiah

The Santa Fe Symphony

2013

Mezzo Soprano Soloist

Verdi's Requiem

Magdeburger Kantatenchor

Pauluskirche

2013

Eboli

Don Carlo

Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen

2013

Mezzo Soprano Soloist

El Rey de Harlem

Theater Magdeburg

2013

Muse/Niklas

Hoffmanns Erzählungen

Theater Magdeburg

2013

Hermia

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Theater Magdeburg

2013

Suzuki

Madame Butterfly

Theater Magdeburg

2013

Bettlerin (Lucy)

Sweeney Todd

Theater Magdeburg

2012

Eboli

Don Carlo

Theater Magdeburg

2012

Open Air Opera Gala

Bayerische Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau

2012

Charlotte

Werther

Theater Freiberg

2012

Suzuki

Madame Butterfly

Staatstheater Schwerin

2011/2012

Charlotte

Werther

Theater Magdeburg

2012

Niklas/Muse

Hoffmans Erzählungen

Theater Magdeburg

2012

Suzuki

Madame Butterfly

Theater Magdeburg

2011/2012

Tisbe

Cenerentola

Theater Magdeburg

2011

Soloist

Handel's Messiah

The Santa Fe Symphony

2011

Soloist

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Urlicht and Finale)

Theater Magdeburg

Conductor, Kimbo Ishii-Eto

2010

Dritte Dame

Die Zauberflöte

Theater Magdeburg

2010

Carmen

Carmen

Theater Magdeburg

2010

Mrs. Grose

The Turn of the Screw

Theater Magdeburg

Conductor, Adrian Prabava

2010

Zita

Gianni Schicchi

Theater Magdeburg

Conductor, Johannes Stert

2009/2010

Dritte Dame

Die Zauberflöte

Theater Magdeburg

2009/2010

Soloist

Heilig

Theater Magdeburg

Conductor, Michael Lloyd

2009

Singer

Liebeslieder

Theater Magdeburg

2009

Schenkwirtin/Amme

Boris Godunow

Theater Magdeburg

2008

Sonjetka

Lady Macbeth von Mzensk

Theater Magdeburg

2008/2009

Zweite Dame

Die Zauberflöte

Theater Magdeburg†

2008

Maddalena

Rigoletto

Theater Magdeburg

2006

Soloist

Handel's Messiah

The Santa Fe Symphony

2008

Cornelia

Giulio Cesare

Glimmerglass Opera

2008

Suky Tawdry

The Beggar’s Opera

Châteauville Foundation

2008

Soloist

Handel's Messiah

South Carolina Philharmonic

2008

Soloist

Mozart's Missa Solemnis

The Santa Fe Symphony

2007

Tessa

Trinity+

The Santa Fe Opera (Tour)

Spring Tour

2006

Carmen

The Tragedy of Carmen

Seattle Opera YAP

2006

Dritte Dame

Die Zauberflöte

The Santa Fe Opera

2006

Mrs. Grose

The Turn of the Screw

Seattle Opera YAP

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