This spring I was very happy to return to the Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege Belgium. This special opera company that has done so much for me since I made my European operatic debut there in 2008 as Eboli in Don Carlo. It was a joy to reunite with several of my castmates from that Verdi production to work on another great Verdi opera together: La Forza del Destino. This time I got to play the gypsy Preziosilla, a role that I had a lot of fun with! I also really enjoyed meeting new colleagues such as Daniela Dessi and Fabio Armiliato, and working for the first time with Maestro Paolo Arrivabeni and stage director Pier Francesco Maestrini. Viva Verdi!
Here's what the press had to say:
"Carla Dirlikov was a sexy Preziosilla"
-Erna Metdepenninghen, Opera Magazine, 2013
"Carla Dirlikov avait la prestance
scénique voulue pour le personnage de Preziosilla"
-Bruno Peeters, Crescendo Magazine, 23 April 2013
"La Preziosilla de Carla Dirlikov a quant à elle le verbe véhément et la posture cambrée d’une Carmen."
-Sébastien Foucart, Concertonet.com, April 2013
"In addition to the tenor Fabio Armiliato and soprano Daniela Dessi also shone as Father Guardiano Luciano Montanaro, Carla Dirlikov in the role of the gypsy Preziosilla"
-Heinz Godesar, Grenzecho, 2013