19. June 2010 · Comments Off on “Anna-isms” · Categories: Other People's Words

Ah, Ms. Netrebko:

On conductors

“There are two types of conductors. One is the good conductor who can do passionate music, but also listen to the singers and do the orchestra. And then there are great conductors, who have their own opinion on the music, who are ruling everything – and not listening much to the singers, but the orchestra play amazingly. I prefer it when the conductor follows me. It is more difficult to work with a conductor who does not listen – even if I understand that sometimes it makes sense when one person is ruling everything. But for bel canto, I have to have a conductor who listens and supports me.”

RTWT

The above is only a brief taste. You really have to read it all.

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