Gender bending — Opera Now

Opera Now feb2018
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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

Anna Bonitatibus interview: the opera star takes on Agrippina at the Grange this summer

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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.

by Hugh Canning

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