Dryw Keltz 3:02 p.m., Sept. 17
- “Really, it’s both an honor and a pleasure to be able to write specifically for the voice of one of the all-time great tenors,” says composer Sowsear. “I’ve been listening to Placido Domingo since I was a child, and I can almost literally already hear him tearing into the outraged indignation of an aria such as ‘Inquietante e impreciso’ (‘Troubling and inaccurate’), or the self-pitying sorrow of ‘Era un’alta volta’ (‘It was another time’). And almost as importantly, I think the work will have real staying power: there’s a mythic force to it, a classic tragedy of a great man and great lover being undone in his old age, both physically and in his reputation. The chickens are coming home to roost. I’m not saying I’m glad that these women went through what they did; I’m just saying that their suffering has not been in vain.”
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