Friday, January 11, 2019

Stolen from Twitter






Yehuda Shapiro
‏ @YehudaShapiro
10h10 hours ago
Replying to @MattilaKarita @drbarbarabaker and

Ms Mattila, as someone who has sung Donna Anna, did you end up liking her? I can't help finding her unsympathetic, but maybe I'm wrong ... I remember another celebrated soprano mentioning that all Anna does is talk about herself ...
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🎶 Eliiiiise
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‏ @EliseVDB1
10h10 hours ago

Plus she is very unfair to poor Ottavio.
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Christine Goerke
‏ @HeldenMommy
10h10 hours ago

To be fair, that’s likely an arranged marriage.  Those weren’t terribly fair to anyone..
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‏ @EliseVDB1
10h10 hours ago

Probably. But still, he seems to love her sincererly (or at least his 2 arias make it look so), and she keeps pushing him away rather harshly.
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Karita Mattila
‏ @MattilaKarita
9h9 hours ago

True. Part of her complex (big part), I think, is also the guilt of the fact she doesnt want him anymore - if ever...
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Neil Fisher
‏ @nfmusic
9h9 hours ago

...because he looks like a tenor
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Kirstin Sharpin
‏ @orpheus_chick
8h8 hours ago

I've always seen her as an arch-manipulatress.  I don't hear sincerity in much of her music, more her doing/saying what's needed to get things arranged as she wants or needs them.  I think she's Giovanni's match in many ways, but has to play the 'proper lady'.
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Karita Mattila
‏ @MattilaKarita
8h8 hours ago

👏👏👏
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    Opera Glass
    ‏ @WBAIOperaGlass
    10h10 hours ago

Replying to @MattilaKarita @drbarbarabaker and

Maybe the only sex she's ever had. 😉
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Karita Mattila
‏ @MattilaKarita
10h10 hours ago

Indeed. But who knows how it went afterwards..... after the opera finishes... (She should take a lover, no?)
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Sibylle Luise Binder
‏ @Bylle_Binder
9h9 hours ago

If I would do Don G, he'd survive - and while Elvira, Leporello and Don O. sing their "moralic" piece, Donna A. sneaks off - and the last thing the audience sees is her meeting Don somehow in a loge and the both of them proceeding where they were stopped before. ;)
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Karita Mattila
‏ @MattilaKarita
9h9 hours ago

How fun is THIS!👏😋
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    Mika BECKE
    ‏ @BeckeMika
    11h11 hours ago

Replying to @MattilaKarita @drbarbarabaker and

Thank God she has beautiful music to sing😊
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Karita Mattila
‏ @MattilaKarita
10h10 hours ago

She DOES! No argument. 👍🏼❣️
I remember -  as if it were yesterday - the scene of ”Non mi dir” in Salzburg, with Lorin  Maazel conducting.
Gosh how I enjoyed it; finding erotic meaning of the warm unending legato bit, then in coloratura bit after. Full of explosives inside. Anna.
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    Sibylle Luise Binder
    ‏ @Bylle_Binder
    10h10 hours ago

Replying to @MattilaKarita @drbarbarabaker and

Finally someone admits it! I've always thought that it isn't rape what Don G. does to her, but hot, steamy sex - and as her father starts to make noise, she becomes aware that she's in deep trouble.
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Karita Mattila
‏ @MattilaKarita
10h10 hours ago

Hallelujah!!!
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Riku-Matti Kinnunen
‏ @rmkinnunen
10h10 hours ago

Thanks @MattilaKarita and @Bylle_Binder for your analysis. I'm totally with you! If we listen carefully to the music that leads us to Anna's first entrance and accompanies to the whole scene, all this is quite obvious.
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Sibylle Luise Binder
‏ @Bylle_Binder
10h10 hours ago

You know what I like about the Da Ponte/Mozart ladies is that they've all got some strenght. Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Zerlina, Susanna, even the Countress in Figaro - they aren't silly chicks, but women who know what they want and who don't just bow to men. #Mozartwomen
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Christine Goerke
‏ @HeldenMommy
10h10 hours ago

I’m always happily surprised at how much strength I can find in so many women in opera...
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Karita Mattila
‏ @MattilaKarita
9h9 hours ago

Amen. 👏👏👏
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    katford7286
    ‏ @katford7286
    8h8 hours ago

Replying to @MattilaKarita @drbarbarabaker and

Now THAT is an interesting take on DG. I'm going to see it at the Met next month with the amazing @lucapisaroni (as DG this time) and this has opened my eyes to a new way of looking at this opera.
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Karita Mattila
‏ @MattilaKarita
8h8 hours ago

Why, GREAT👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼❣️👏
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    Heike Matthiesen
    ‏ @gitarra
    8h8 hours ago

Replying to @MattilaKarita @drbarbarabaker and

I always thought the same....and that it some very catholic or maybe Spanish self punishment to spend the rest of her life with boring Don Ottavio
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    Dr Chin Shady
    ‏ @cinzywincy
    9h9 hours ago

Replying to @MattilaKarita @drbarbarabaker and

This is a wondefully honest interpretation to put out there. In the wake of #metoo the temptation to gloss over any woman ever having behaved this way is strong... of course things change after a few centuries!
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    Sibylle Luise Binder
    ‏ @Bylle_Binder
    10h10 hours ago

Replying to @MattilaKarita @drbarbarabaker and

p2: Besides I never thought of Don G. as someone disliking women (and rape is about hatred). Just on the contrary. He loves women - but why, oh why, can't they let him go after they'd have some fun together? :)
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