An Evening with Kathleen Battle: Something to Sing About

There's no getting around the fact that time and estrangement have taken a toll on operatic diva Kathleen Battle's illustrious career; paradoxically, this has made her fewish performances something her devotees jump for. When last we heard her at Carnegie Hall, the best moments came when Battle let loose her still-glowing sound in traditional gospel numbers; with luck, that more unbuttoned side of her talent will flourish in this comparatively casual setting.


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