Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dis-moi que je suis la meilleure!

Renée Fleming, Dis-moi que je suis belle, @ The Met, 8 Dec 2008

"Thaïs is one of the iconic roles in the entire soprano literature and the most musically glamorous role I sing. This opera uses every single vocal mechanism in the entire soprano lexicon, from full-bodied lyricism to high pianissimo singing... Every three pages there's some effect that sounds terrifying and risky and difficult–and it is–but it's worthwhile, and the role fits me in terms of vocal weight and tessitura. The best roles are the ones that are interesting and challenging dramatically as well. Thaïs is one of perhaps four roles in my entire repertoire that could have been written for me."

4 comments:

Willym said...

Nothing against Ms Fleming - I'm not one of the Renee-bashers - but in this production it would appear the challenge would be not to look silly in that wig and those shocking pink-gold dress things that were designed for her.

Willym said...

And by the way been thinking about you as things are happening in Athens. Just hoping you are safe and sound.

Parsifal said...

Yeap, safe and sound indeed, I haven't seen any of this live, just on the news, I m like living on a different planet...

Juan said...

La Fleming,
pleased to meet herself