Saturday, October 01, 2011
Just a thought: the only thing I can think of that would save Vivaldi's Griselda would be if the role of Griselda were sung by a man and played as comedy--maybe not the broad comedy of Platée, but something a bit gentler. She should be performed as buffo, maybe even by a buffo bass. Then we would love her and accept her, and it wouldn't matter that all her music is ugly. Just a thought.