Sopranos: Absolutely Priceless

The reviews that greeted Soprano Reri Grist in her debut with the San Francisco Opera company might well have been written by her mother. She was an "exquisite" Rosina in The Bar ber of Seville, an "absolutely priceless" Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte, "the very incarnation" of Sister Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites. Last week, when the opera went on tour to Los Angeles, the critics sounded almost as infatuated—petite! graceful! enchantingly pretty! The last time a new singer so captured the San Francisco season, the object of affections was Leontyne...

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