Roberto Saccà depicts with commensurate mastery the brokenness called for in the role of Palestrina, fathoming unfamiliar depths with the subtlest of means. This is no youthful Heldentenor before us, but a singer and actor of the highest quality, capable of precise declamation and mezza voce introspection.
The tenor Roberto Saccà masters this greatly challenging principal role with resplendent voice, but also with real character acting. His portrayal of the ending leaves you anything but cold.
Roberto Saccà is a wonderful vocal artist and a moving character craftsman, who astounds us in every new role he plays. His long monologue before the hallucination scene is one of the great moments of the performance.