Madylus was an engaging stage presence
Embodied by fine mezzo Rozanna Madylus, Alma – truculent, pert, maddening – was glimpsed as the part-siren, part-monster she must have been
Madylus, in the role of Alma Mahler, gave compelling performances of the songs and also spoke Millington’s linking text.
Mezzo-soprano Rozanna Madylus rises with assurance to the challenge of the songs’ diverse styles, and gives us a believable Alma in the connecting spoken text by scholar and critic Barry Millington: it’s a sharp portrayal of a woman feisty and insecure, ambitious and unsatisfied, hurting and hurtful.
(Seen and Heard International)