Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on January 2012

Italian soprano Barbara is not only statuesque, she’s also capable of effortlessly hitting a high C. The Milan native has been the toast of the opera circuit for the last decade, playing starring roles at La Scala and the Royal Opera House et al. A fitting environment for such quality will be the superb Tokyo Opera City, where the diva is to perform selections from Italian operas and Richard Strauss, under the baton of Italian conductor Carlo Tenan and accompanied by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Jan 26 & Feb 1 (listing).