Liège’s “Capuleti & Montecchi”: Bonus Material 1 – Ciofi Interview
Last night’s live broadcast from Liège (check out the review over at Purity’s!) was so much fun that I decided to run a set of bonus posts of the CGSP/CGMP kind – for those of you who couldn’t join us and for those who could and would like to relive a few highlights.
Up first: the (pre-recorded) intermission interview with newly appointed Soprano Goddess (TM) Patrizia Ciofi, on how to sing belcanto, the challenges of the repertory, techniques of expressivity and why mezzo voices make good lovers when it comes to soprano leads (at least in belcanto): it’s the timbre, stupid! (something that we inexplicably forgot after Handel, despite the continuing advances in the field of physics)
And to the White Shirt crowd: sometimes, all it takes is a black shirt, isn’t it?
Up next: the interview with Laura Polverelli on Bellini’s vocal music and “almost always” being a man on stage.