Mexican soprano Karen Gardeazabal displayed a smooth, strong and sensuous voice. Interlude.

Quite possibly the Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Italy’s leading opera house in the early 19th century, has found its groove again. In spite of a middle-of-the-road production of Gioachino Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto (Moses in Egypt), the legendary San Carlo might – finally – be on to something. At the performance attended, the house was nearly completely full, with a healthy home-grown audience and a large contingent of foreign visitors.