Elina Garanča reveals to the Kurier that she plans to give up trouser roles. "I'm 36, these roles aren't right at my age".
Instead, she wants to shift her voice in more of a soprano direction after the birth of her second daughter, expected to arrive in December.
"As I turn 40 I want to sing more Verdi, and look more at the dramatic repertoire. I dream of Amneris in Aida, that would be the summit. I have Parsifal at home right now, and I'm looking at Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde. Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana is already scheduled, and in Don Carlo is on the books for 2016."
Garanča begins her maternity leave at the end of October, but says only the new baby can decide when it should end. She breastfed first-born Catherine and didn't sing a note for five months. "This time I want to take it easy".