Karita Mattila Makes Rare Recital Appearance at Carnegie Hall Tonight

Classic Arts News   Karita Mattila Makes Rare Recital Appearance at Carnegie Hall Tonight
 
A Karita Mattila recital is frequently an awesome display. Not of coloratura fireworks, necessarily, but of gleaming voice, intelligence, versatility and glamour.

We in New York haven't been able to enjoy her recitals often enough lately, but we get a chance tonight, as she and pianist Martin Katz appear in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall at 8 p.m.

She'll be singing in four languages, going from Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs to works by Finnish composers Toivo Kuula, Erkki Melartin, Oskar Merikanto and Leevi Madetoja to lieder by Hugo Wolf to Joaquin Turina's Poema en forma de canciones.

More information and tickets are available at www.carnegiehall.org.

And as for the glamour — Mattila is known for the fabulous outfits (yes, more than one) she wears for her recitals. Word is that she makes the dresses and suits herself.


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