Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nomination-The Icelandic Music Awards

Thora has been nominated as "Best voice" for the The Icelandic Music Awarsd 2010.
The jury's review says: " Nominated for her roles at the Icelandic Opera and the titel role in the oratorio Cecilia. Thora Einarsdottir in a world class singer"

More here

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New CD

Thora sings the role of Mimi in Opera Rara's new recording of Offenbach's Vert-Vert.

The Sunday Times – Review:

This is the first-ever recording of Offenbach’s comic opera Vert-Vert (1869), a distortion of a previously famous story about a convent’s pet parrot that learns to utter profanities. In Offenbach’s work, this parrot has fallen off its perch in its uncorrupted state, so the convent girls replace it with Valentin, a naive boy whom one of the girls, Mimi, fancies something rotten. The music, here exquisitely played, is as skilfully wrought and as tuneful as any Offenbach, and the first-rate cast, headed by Toby Spence and Thora Einarsdottir, pitches its performances at exactly the right level: gentle wit. By Stephen Pettitt Published: January 24, 2010

To buy this CD and for more information here

Radio programme on Vert-Vert online

To hear the programme from the Icelandic National Radio here