Baritone James Westman answers 10 Qs for BarczaBlog
Baritone James Westman answers 10 Questions for BARCZABLOG. He’s next on stage as the COUNT in Opera Lyra Ottawa’s Marriage of Figaro (opening Mar 21, info here). Here’s a quote:
“My favourite moment in this opera is the finale in Act 2. Having everyone come into the scene to crescendo into chaos demonstrates the true genius of the work.
My favourite Count Almaviva moment is at the end of the opera when he says “Contessa perdono” (Countess forgive me). It is a sublime truthful moment in the opera that finishes the dramatic arch of my Character. I am in tears every time I sing this.”
*photo credit: Dario Acosta, OPERA NEWS