It is a fantastically composed duet, and is fantastically sung by Andrzej Lampert and Iwona Sobotka, he has in himself - and in this creation - a lot of grace, perfect for an bohemian role. She is modest, delicate but strong. But after a while both of them shows that they possess powerfull voices.
Iwona Sobotka, who made her debut as Mimi, has build up a moving artistic creation. Among the Polish soprano I had the pleasure to listen to in this role, Sobotka is definitely the best. She delighted with her warm, flexible voice showing with great ease the emotions of its character, moving in the IV act the audience to tears.
Special recognition goes to Iwona Sobotka in the role of Pamina, stylized for Louise Brooks star of the silent movie. Pamina's complaint, convinced by the betrayal of her lover (Joel Prieto) and trying to commit suicide, performed by Sobotka sounded as touching as if it were Franz Schubert's song from "Winterreise" cycle of loneliness, madness and death.
When Iwona Sobotka extracted nobility in the notes assigned to Paminia, she dominated the performance.
Iwona Sobotka, impressed in the role of the slave Liù with her warm, flexible voice that moved in the third act as dying the audience to tears. It was clear: What is celebrated here is one of the rare pleasures.