Anna Bonitatibus’ latest CD, entitled en travesti, comprises a thought-provoking selection of male operatic roles created by female singers, with music ranging from Handel and Vivaldi to Ravel and Henry Mancini. George Hall asks the Italian mezzo how she makes her trouser roles fit.
Interview with George Hall. Opera Now, February 2018
Listen to BBC Radio 3’s In Tune program on 24 January 2018 at 17:00h as Anna Bonitatibus with Vincenzo Scalera, Serena Farnocchia, Paul Nilon, Rocco Cavalluzzi, Margaret Campbell, will present the two concerts at Wigmore Hall dedicated to Lirica Italiana.
Performances on the 25th and 27th of January 2018.
The Italian mezzo who has won acclaim for her baroque roles.
A little over a year ago, she returned to Wigmore Hall, in London, after an absence of almost 15 years to sing the programme of her International Opera Award-winning album Semiramide: La signora regale (The Regal Lady), a compilation of scenes from operas about the titular Babylonian queen by composers from Porpora to Rossini. This month, she returns to give two recitals devoted to Italian art song.