…I am listening.
(Lovely interview (in German) with Cecilia Bartoli by Michael Atzinger for BR-Klassik yesterday, including the above line, “Perhaps I should get started on Mozart’s male roles”.
Also contains: Baroque structure being very current-day, connecting through music as a space of the sacred, and being so over sensationalizing cross-gender performances since femininity and masculinity would be poles present within every human being, and of course an artist strives for range, end of story.
(the only points I would protest are detailing castrato voices as “feminine” (“singing in a today mostly female-associated range” would be a better descriptor for the aspect at hand), and the interviewer dig about Conchita Wurst. Can we not, please. And not as in ‘not talk about Conchita’, but as in ‘not sensationalize non-binarism as a freak show’.)
PS. Bartoli again mentions singing Don Giovanni. Yes please.