1. Lloyd Schwartz on Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute:

It’s a good young cast, except for Amy Carson in the role of Pamina. Carson makes a very pretty, almost pre-Raphaelite heroine. But this is one of the most radiantly beautiful soprano roles ever written, and Carson’s singing voice is pinched and so often off pitch, it’s painful. On the other hand, the best-known singer in the film, the celebrated bass René Pape, a famous Sarastro, sings this role magnificently, with the profoundest dignity and warmth.
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    Lloyd Schwartz on Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute:

    It’s a good young cast, except for Amy Carson in the role of Pamina. Carson makes a very pretty, almost pre-Raphaelite heroine. But this is one of the most radiantly beautiful soprano roles ever written, and Carson’s singing voice is pinched and so often off pitch, it’s painful. On the other hand, the best-known singer in the film, the celebrated bass René Pape, a famous Sarastro, sings this role magnificently, with the profoundest dignity and warmth.

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