Ylva Kihlberg grinned ear-to-ear and made cutesy heart shapes with her hands as she took her bow.
It was an odd disconnect from the role she'd just played but the Swedish soprano had every reason to be pleased. This was the first time she'd sung Emilia Marty, femme fatale of The Makropulos Case, and the first time she'd sung any major role in the UK. The debut was impressive on both counts.
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