To commemorate the announcement that Cecilia Bartoli will sing Maria in West Side Story at next year's Pfingstfest in Salzburg I present the film where Cher sings all the parts.
Perhaps Cecilia can get Cher to do Anita, the only part she seems actually suited for. In my imagination I see this part done by Liliana Nikiteanu.
Opera Parallèle's The Shining
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Netrebko would make a great Anita.
I'm quite sure that Bartoli would not allow Netrebko's artistic emptiness around her... - in this year's final concert during Whitsun Festival,, Netrebko was flewn in for a 7 minutes aria, but only in the VORPROGRAMM - I suppose as a kind of compromise towards the more traditional Salzburg audience - but she got only faint applause. I think it is interesting that she was not included in the program but served as a form of musical (more or less) amuse gueule...
More details her: http://www.drehpunktkultur.at/index.php/pfingstfestspiele/8531-die-netrebko-im-vorprogramm
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