Azucena re-tells the story Ferrando has related, but from her point of view. And the most fun: at the end of the interval, a box is rolled onstage, Manrico climbs into it, Azucena has at the box with a saw fairly unsuccessfully , and then two men come in with slicers, as Manrico is sawn in half. Of course, it all reminded me of how enjoyable it was three years ago with Kirill Petrenko in the pit. You listen a lot to singers like Elisabeth Schwartzkopf and Lisa Della Casa.
I didn't know if I was going to be accepted for my interpretation of Händel because I am not a baroque music singer but I tried to find a way of singing it to fit the expectations of the people who like baroque operas. If you were an up and coming young singer who was offered a principal role in a top teir opera house, in which you had to be at least half naked, could you and would you do it? I would never have believed until Laurie explained that yes, they do make changes, sometimes significant, right up to the last minute! Tomáš Hanus conducts a cast that includes Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Christiane Karg, Pavol Breslik, and Günther Groissböck. I like to sing it very much but I won't sing it every year. Sean Michael Plumb sounds out the cast with Giampaolo Bisanti conducting.
This is a way to work with phrases that you associate more to Italian opera than to German operas. Her Elsa, in particular, is a real singing lesson as much as it is an acting lesson: this young woman with the slim silhouette who can project an infinite pianissimo over the full Wagnerian orchestra, far from the image we most often have of a Wagnerian singer. I'd argue strenuously that the audience should be there to appreciate the music, which is difficult to accomplish as they gaze on my form with shock and horror. How many times have you sang Fiordiligi? In the two years that I was in Gelsenkirche in a professional theater, I took my singing lessons in the high school of music.
I don't like to sing that music in a very flat way and I told Ivor Bolton which way I wanted to sing it and what things I didn't want to do. In New York I did it in a different way, as in other places. An acclaimed recitalist, she also travels the world to perform the leading roles of the Italian operatic repertoire as well as the works of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Here, I was a part of the choir and I had a black dress, it was very hot and the Auto da Fe has over and over the same theme and it is long and in each part I thought: now I have to sing! I think it comes with the quality of the voice.
He has a very direct, impression of the role and it was a really wonderful experience for me and I can't wait to sing with him again! The very basis of the plot happens years before the beginning of the opera and all that backstory is told during the opening aria by Ferrando. Listening to Harteros for the first time is a magical experience; her voice is big, with a warm colour, ringing high notes and a rich, full center. Is the role more into your skin now? Josepha Calleja and Riccardo Massi alternate Pollione with Mika Kares as Oroveso. For that, I decided to portray her as a very proud woman, and this pride makes her think that Idamante has to love her and the fact that he doesn't love her is for her an affront.
Yes, it was my first approach to Alcina but I had sung Händel before when I was 24. The same could be said for ; his burnished, vibrant tone in service to a nuanced, compassionate characterization makes his Germont genuinely compelling. The audience gave a warm reception to the artists in the final bows, where the biggest ovations went to Anja Harteros, although there were also bravos for her two main colleagues in the cast. Harteros, when was your first encounter with opera? Here is a look at all the operatic events. In 1999 Harteros won the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and her subsequent debut in Munich rapidly led to appearances all over the world. Our site is monitored by Sucuri and certified to be malware free.
It is all a process and when a role has slept for a year and then you sing it a year after, it comes easier the second time. Its rarity also raises the stakes and invites scorn when the casting is dubious. Marianne received few nominations in follow-up comments. This was the major breakthrough for her career. There was great singing, perhaps great conducting, and what was framing the musical performance was not ruinously bad. And you sang it with him again in La Scala and that performance was broadcasted around the world in the cinemas.
And it must have paid off, because I liked the production: dark, nightmarish, magical, always asking is this nightmare or reality? She is again, the center of that universe. Certainly seeing your mother burned at the stake is the stuff of nightmares. This is a role that you can sing when you are an older singer. They can change like the Contessa or Fiordiligi. Born in Germany and of German and Greek heritage, Harteros is acclaimed in both the Italian and German Repertoire. Conductor: Roger Norrington, Constantinos Carydis, Sylvain Cambreling, Victor Pablo Pérez.
Coming from that tradition, I think that your portrayals of the roles they sang are more modern now, specially, after seeing you as Donna Anna. It was in this singing lessons that I learnt how to sing the Contessa and Fiordiligi and everything. I felt so good and after the premiere and during all my performances I really felt my voice was very comfortable with this music. I have to do that with my voice by using different colours in my interpretation and show Violetta in all her facets. Sometimes they portray her as naive and dumb but that is not true. Platz beim Cardiff Singer of the World-Wettbewerb.
Barrie Kosky directs an all-star cast that also includes Franco Fagioli, Elsa Benoit, Iestyn Davies, and Andrea Mastroni. Did you play any instruments? The and the Chorus of the Bayerischen Staatsoper are fully responsive to his direction and perform with finesse and urgency. There is no decency anymore. There are many tragic aspects to the story and it would be great if all the characters could be fleshed out. Because she has a beautiful duet with Ferrando where we see that she is falling for him.