Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti
Minnesota Opera Production
January 28, 2004
Interview with Minnesota Opera Artistic Director Dale Johnson
by Lauren Rico, Minnesota Public Radio
View Slideshow of the Dress Rehearsal
Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux and tenor Bruce Ford (photo of Ford: Russell Duncan)
Interview with mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux
and tenor Bruce Ford
by John Birge, Minnesota Public Radio
Vivica and Bruce define the "Bel Canto" singing style.
More on Bel Canto as the vocal equivalent of classical ballet or figure skating; Bruce sets up one of his recordings and does an imitation of Pavarotti's American Express commercial.
Thoughtful and funny comments from Vivica on her pre-disposition to 'trouser roles' in opera.