“Ser Marcantonio” S.Pavesi (Bettina), Festival Rossini in Wildbad, Germany

“Loriana Castellano in the role of the devilish “bride” Bettina. I have recently seen a recital of the Matrimonio segreto in which Loriana Castellano sang the role of Fidalma, praising her beautiful ‘ambered’ timbre (reminiscent, albeit distantly, of the unique and precious voice of Valentini Terrani), good technique and verve: all qualities already highlighted, albeit more unripely, in this recording from three years ago. The artist from Puglia (South Italy), full of spirit and without affectation, comes out victorious from a very serious role, with a smooth entry for at least two full octaves (from La grave to acute one), addressing the frequent descents into the chest register with gusto and without inflating her cheeks, and showing a certain affinity for the agile singing style. In short, the Queen of the party “.    GB OPERA