Elizabeth Futral and Rob - May 7, 1997

This photo was taken at the reception after a (yes) wonderful semi-staged production of Berlioz' "Beatrice et Benedict" by Opera Francais de New York at Alice Tully Hall. Yves Abel led a terrific performance, highlighted by Miss Futral's singing of the part of Hero. Her solos were beautiful, but for me the highlight was a duet with one of the mezzos that was absolutely exquisite. I also heard her Mathilde di Shabran in Pesaro in August 1996, a personal triumph for her in an almost-impossible role.

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