Ms. Montalbano made her Perelman Hall debut this weekend as a guest artist of Tempesta di Mare. Together, they performed the modern world premiere of the Baroque zarzuela, Destinos vencen finezas (Destiny Trumps your Vows) by Juan Francisco de Navas.
Here’s what the Philadelphia Inquirer had to say about her dramatic interpretation, especially playing different characters within the drama:
Music for when the play’s the thing, by Matthew Westphal, March 11, 2015:
As Venus and Juno, [Montalbano] was pure, suave, and sensuous, delivering rapid-fire Spanish with rhythmic flair and high spirits.