G.VERDI: "DON CARLO" (TEBALDO) - DEBUT ON THE STAGE OF THE VIENNA STATE OPERA / by Dmitri Akerman

The two new members of the ensemble introduced themselves to the audience in secondary roles – on one side is the young Kurier-scholarship holder Chinese Xiahou Jinxu (tenor) in the double role of Conte di Lernia and royal Herald, on the other side is Margarita Gritskova with her lovely timbre in the role of Thibault (Tebaldo).
It’s too early for some conclusions, but my first impression: the both of them have well educated voices, Jinxu’s timbre is bright (something what I noticed by some Korean tenors – they sound somehow similar), but she has a clear voice. Gritskova who is from St. Petersburg has all requirements to become the darling of the (male) audience.
Kurt Vlach, DerOpernfreund - 44 Jahrgang, September 2012