Animal Kingdom: La Clemenza di Tito at the Opéra royal de Wallonie-Liège

Sesto was sung by Anna Bonitatibus, surely the finest interpreter of the role today. Bonitatibus found so much beauty in the music, digging deep to colour the tone and bringing out its inner truth. Her ‘parto, parto’ was dispatched with ease, the triplets absolutely even and free of aspirates. In ‘deh, per questo istante solo’ she found a glorious depth of feeling, transporting this listener through her colouring of the words and judicious use of ornamentation that made it feel that she was the only person in the world capable of singing this music.   18.05.2019