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Topic - Deborah Voigt
The Washington National Opera is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth by opening its 2013-2014 season with the composer's powerful "Tristan and Isolde."
Salvatore Licitra, a tenor known in his Italian homeland as the "new Pavarotti" for his potent voice and considerable stamina, died Monday at age 43 after spending nine days in a coma following a motorscooter accident in Sicily.
Puccini would have been proud.
"But there are a lot of changes from that production," she said. "The cast is different. You generally keep working on these pieces and making them better."
Paired with Ben Heppner's Aeneas when Francesca Zambello's staging debuted in 2003, Voigt still possesses gleaming high notes, but her lower register was rough and underpowered.