SCHMOPERA talking LOUISE with Soprano Leslie Ann Bradley
Here’s a snippet from the Q&A:
“3. How does it feel to sing this role, compared to all the Mozart in your repertoire?
It’s a whole different vehicle. The writing is beautiful and lyrical, but the challenges are that it is very dramatic and the orchestra is HUGE. I sang the famous aria “Depuis le jour” at Opéra de Québec’s annual gala this past December and standing on the stage with a massive orchestra I realized just how thick the orchestration is. It’s a French horn party to which the soprano just happened to be invited. It was an exhilarating experience, but also a reality check. Louise may be a young girl, but vocally you need to think TOSCA!!”