"I already changed my make-up and wig and costumes are slightly more elegant than they were at the beginning.”
Her Majesty Queen Olga straight-talks the Telegraph.
"Soprano Olga Borodina", Telegraph?
Definitely the Opera |
15 March 2011 at 02:20 PM
I'm not entirely in agreement with the way she massacres this role!
su traditor |
15 March 2011 at 05:01 PM
I am not entirely in agreement with singers being allowed to change productions after the director leaves....
Auntie Sabauda |
15 March 2011 at 06:24 PM
I much prefer the on-site, open rebellion, spit right in the director’s eye approach. The cast in John Dexter’s Met AIDA in the late 1970s (in which the Triumphal Scene was infamously set at night by torchlight) were all forced to wear ridiculous, towering hats and heavy headgear, difficult to balance and walk in, awkward on the neck muscles to sing in and foolish looking. At rehearsal Elena Obratzsova, as Amneris, tried reasoning and politeness. When that failed utterly with Dexter, she took the ugly XL Pharaoanic crown, broke it over her knee, smiled sweetly at Dexter saying, “I can’t wear it now. It’s broken!”
15 March 2011 at 11:41 PM
Obviously Olga and Elena are made from the same fibre! You don't mess with these ladies. But she has form in this department, so no-one can say they weren't warned.
Nikolaus Vogel |
16 March 2011 at 12:20 PM
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