interview to start the night

Either my French comprehension has improved significantly since the Paris Mitridate, or Patricia Petibon’s way of speaking is text-book model for developing French-listening comprehension skill.. but, yes, ❤ her description of interest in exploring the arts , taking risk and not just “singing beautifully”, examining the role vocally, physically, choice of rep..

Actually there are several of her interviews i really love… including this one (her hair!! and glasses 🙂 ), on how getting children exposed early to music/arts is the best way to generate interest in opera art form, as well as what it means to have a “good” mise-en-scène.


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writing-challenged opera-addict

6 Responses to interview to start the night

  1. Anik LaChev says:

    both! Defintely both!
    It is astounding the Staatsoper should produce such an articulate and uncompromising interview. And the glasses in the other interview are a dead ringer for the ones used in commedia dell’arte. 🙂

    • thả diều says:

      i didn’t catch the bit when she talked about cosmos and the universe 🙂 . I think they should have put up the questions. At the beginning she repeated them (questions) or I could interpret from the first line of German translation but later on it was easier to get lost.. and then I caught up again toward the end. Really lovely. I also saw another interview (on TV) where she specifically said she drinks wine, just not on the day of performance!

      ps- thanks for the translating bit regarding Castafiore in Tin-tin, i heard she mentioned it but didn’t catch the context.

      (back to fighting with character counts for proposal…)

    • thả diều says:

      you mean dell’Opera? way charming!

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