Thursday, May 26, 2005


If people are actually reading this, should I try to sound more sensible? I don't honestly know if that's possible.

Most people my age just talk about the singers they heard in their youth, and any comparison with singers of today is generally derogatory to the young. I think it's harder for people to come to the attention of the public than it used to be. We should give them all the help we can. One of the things I'm trying to do is stay in touch with the present.

Cecilia Bartoli is reinventing what it means to have a classical singing career, redesigning the genre as she goes along, topping her own already incredibly high standards.

Anna Netrebko is determined to make you forget every diva before her. Let's see if she succeeds.

I haven't heard Rolando Villazon yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Salvatore Licitra has the voice for greatness. Let's see if he has the soul.

Olga Boradina also has the capacity for greatness and for me achieved it as Dalila.

I'm having fun and learning, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having just discovered your fabulous blog, I'd be most upset if you turned sensible on me!
I agree with all you say about la bella Cecilia. I just watched her on DVD last night in 'Il Turco' and she's just...well, impossible to describe really. She's Cecilia and there's no one like her.

Sarah (