interview (and music) for the night

on the occasion Anja Harteros getting a nice featured article in the New York Times (where P.Gelb essentially offers her any spot and would rearrange all schedule around to fit her in if she ever has a chance to come to NY in the future), it’s time to revisit and getting to know more about her latest plan (and nice discussion on her voice, her preference for traveling by car and not plane <– voice related, her Greek side, any potential future performance in Greece and elsewhere..)

(video is in German, with French subtitles (yay!) though she speaks so fast my French reading comprehension was flailing.. ; it’s wonderful to see how little make-up she cares/needs for an interview.)

She’s also slated to be live on stream 9/Jul in Wagner i think… I must admit after her Leonora (Munich Trovatore) I lost track of following.. because as much as I tried Wagner and Verdi aren’t really my thing (and the fact that every single thing i’ve seen of her had JK drapping all over and fans who are more attached to the “couple” idea than caring much about her voice/vocal expression i’m afraid…)

For music, i know i’m still looking backward… these 2 things are staple diet on my phone, (actually 3, the ENTIRE Wien’s Alcina is on phone, that’s a given.)

the countess, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, NY MET 2007 (thanks Stray!)

Leonora (her debut in Cologne, 2011)

(this one was from a fan who recorded.. he posted orginally on Parterre’s site.. which i downloaded. Later he also shared with me the rest of the performance, though the first 2 Acts were sadly from very var distance and audio is totally muffled.)

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24 Responses to interview (and music) for the night

  1. Anik LaChev says:

    Commute reading! – i saw a photoshoot of her just yesterday and was about to alert you, but perhaps it is linked to this article anyway? (Yay #GSS, but yes, the follow frenzy is a little on the strong side)

    • thả diều says:

      no! i don’t know any photo yet! but i recall this story of Purity and Suzette running into her on their train Salzburg back to Munich.. and that she sat just behind them and Suzette was chatting away with her 🙂

  2. Anik LaChev says:

    yes, leave it to those two – Dehggi would jump right in, and I would probably shrink into my seat and put on sunglasses 😉

    btw, the NYT link doesn’t seem to be working? I get a blank.

  3. Anik LaChev says:

    (I just pressed play on the video and it took me two seconds to mutter “I am never allowed to say anything about having types ever again”. Agathe would have a field day over the way I just looked at the screen.)

    • thả diều says:

      :-). i was mesmerizingly watching her… for like 5 min in, before i realized “oh, she’s way charming, but i barely understood 4 words, 2 were her german mother, the other 2 were her greek father.. and thought: hey may be there’s closed caption! tada, en français ❤ )

    • FierceRev says:

      Greek sopranos aren’t your type?

      (ducks and runs 😉 )

      • Anik LaChev says:

        Not my fault they tend to fall on my side of the tall, dark and handsome spectrum. Including the mezzos.

        • thả diều says:

          hei arent you supposed to be in the woods? what is this (nice) chit chat about GSS? 😉

          • Anik LaChev says:

            …GSS also works in the woods, better than the Wifi!

          • thả diều says:

            yeah, the insulation effect of the woods can really enhance certain (thought) processes!

          • Anik LaChev says:

            Though that might work anyplace. Anytime. 😉 it’s an override code!

          • thả diều says:

            (i just overheard an athlete saying one way to keep focus when you might be losing confidence at key moment is just to say 1 word that clicks with you and stick with it to keep your mind wandering off about nonsense … and i though “GSS” , hihi, definitely puts a funny grin on me face, this works! (though i’m not losing confidence yet! have to drive though, urgh, will be churning out gss’s while fighting through traffic, all in great spirit, hihi..)

          • Anik LaChev says:

            …test: scribbling this onto the pull-up bar 😉

  4. FierceRev says:

    The Dove Sono is gorgeous. A little slower than I’m used to but her touch is so light!

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