I have taken some time off while spending time with fam and friends in Oz but now I am back in the country of grey skies and a warm cuppa to start an intense 2 year opera programme.
Now, I feel the need to get things back off to a role with my favorite composer..my good man Mozart. Here is a beautiful aria from Clemenza di Tito called ‘S’altro che lagrime’. I know I usually promote the divinity of Lucia Popp but I think, for this aria, I am going to have to hand the trump card to Barbara Bonney. Her notes just above the passaggio are effortless and soar into pianissimi without ever really dying. Lush!
i love mozart. i love this aria. i love this rendition.
Sophie Karthäuser singing ‘Se il padre perdei’ from Mozart’s Idomeneo.
jet lag is a terrible thing. i have recently returned home from being over the other side of the world and the time difference has not acted favourably upon my sleeping habits. all week i have been doing singing competitions here in australia on just 3 hours sleep a night. sleeping tablets, cammomile tea nor mozart’s ‘eine kleine nachtmusik’ and handel’s ‘o sleep’ are helping me adapt to my new time zone.
only benefit right now is that i am awake to watch the final of the euro cup.