In the Shadows: Lucio Silla at La Monnaie / De Munt

A singer who always makes the text live is Anna Bonitatibus and once again, that magic that happens when she sings Mozart was present. Her ‘tenero momento’ was glorious – she made the union of text, notes and acting live. The sheer joy and musicality in her singing is something very rare and very special. The artistry and intelligence behind all she does was ever present, nowhere more so than in a ‘ah se a morir mi chiama’, here moved to Act 3, where she dared to sing exceptionally quietly, yet filled it with so much expression and feeling that time just seemed to stand still.


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