“Maria Guleghina is today the most important soprano drammatico dā€™agilita of her generation. Her greatest international successes are tied to the key characters of Lady Macbeth and Abigaille. Thanks to the sensational results achieved worldwide in the mid-nineties, especially at La Scala, the Metropolitan and the Arena di Verona, literally taken by storm, Maria has been able to enlarge her repertoire to include Tosca, Aida, Manon Lescaut, Norma, Ernani, Trovatore, Forza del Destino, Ballo in Maschera, each time showing exceptional vocal ability. Above all she may be admired for the beauty of her tone-color, the ease with which she reaches the high register (up to e flat in the duet with Nabucco), her vocal agility (such as to enable her to execute variations in the da capo of the cabaletta of Abigaille and of Odabella in Attila, the first singer of her century to attempt such an exploit), not to mention her intense stage presence and fine acting.ā€