24 October 2007

Oceanliner s(t)inking

To appreciate the performance of the longtime soprano Maria Guleghina in the role, you must remember that Verdi wanted his Lady Macbeth to be “ugly and evil,” and her voice to be “harsh, stifled and dark,” as he put it in a letter.
Ugly, evil, harsh, stifled, dark: yep, that's my girl, Guleghina! You just wait hon, Sieglinde's coming to see you next week.