I am very interested in taking on Minnie in La Fanciulla del West... always wanted 'to pack' onstage!
Micaela.. oops, too late! Let's just say that I will never perform it again!
Britten is for the thinking singer-- not that all singers are not thinkers on some level(!)-- but his music is quite difficult with its angularity and layered harmonics. At the same time, he is also a great storyteller and creator of atmosphere. Stir those ingredients together and you have a theatrical experience, which is what draws me to any role.
Well, there is scary and there is intense.. and there is intensely scary! My final jump to my death in David Alden's Kat'ya Kabonova for ENO was that moment! To be honest, though, I LOVED it! It was almost the feeling of free fall.. (thank goodness for the mattress below!)
What a luxurious thought! I am so drawn to Edith Piaf that I think it would be absolutely amazing to have an opera composed for me that allowed me to offer my take on her wild and crazy life-- and it would also be exhilarating to merge my opera and cabaret lives! Any takers?
Puccini,Puccini, Puccini! Specifically Suor Angelica.. and Renata Scotto!
I am very proud of my Il Trittico performances, as doing that trilogy was always my dream. Beyond that, I would like for my take on Tosca to be remembered.
Judy Garland's Judy at Carnegie Hall
My new home and role of (Madame) General Contractor for the past 18 months!
I would have to say Tosca comes to mind-- not that it's a literal fit since no iconic operatic heroines really give a viable look at the modern woman, but at least Floria speaks her mind and is a woman of action-- with those attributes I concur!
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