29 November 2004

Reality Check

Our Diva on Record

Many thanks to our dear friend Anne for helping us get a handle (second paragraph) on the Handel. In fact, I was temporarily mesmerized by the diva quote she used in the article:

"The character is so strong," she said recently. "It's so rare that I get to really be powerful onstage. And it's a compelling story. In the middle of the opera, she says to Grimoaldo, ‘I'll marry you, but only if you slay my son, right here in front of me.' It kind of surprised me. The situation, the people, are so realistic."