Two words: Annamarie Zmolek.
Okay, they’re not the easiest words to get your mouth around. But the soprano’s unforgettable portrayal of Violetta is reason in itself to see Opera Theatre of the Rockies’ production of La Traviata.
Zmolek fills the hall with ease, her high notes floating into the balcony seemingly effortlessly. Her tone is golden, her sense of long line is impeccable, and there’s no strain.
Zmolek’s Violetta is even more striking considering it’s her first time as one of opera’s greatest tragic heroines. She will only get better.
-Mark Arnest, Colorado Springs Gazette