For Good Friday, a decidedly non-traditional Parsifal Act Two. Renata Scotto sings her only performance ever of Kundry in this April 14, 1995 performance featured on Unnatural Acts of Opera.


4 Responses to “Charfreitagszauberin”

  1. papagenodz Says:

    WOW. Who else is singing?

  2. Baritenor Says:

    This is really cool! I’ve never heard La Scotto sing in any other language than Italian, though, so it comes as a shock.

  3. Il Tenore di Grazia Says:

    In addition to Kundry, La Scotto sang in Der Rosenkavalier and Elektra, both in German. Her French was excellent and she showed it in Le Prophete, Faust, Manon, Micaela, Werther, La Voix Humane and possibly other works.

    The lady is a treasure.

  4. papagenodz Says:

    teasing you a little bit, itdg, but you’re right: when scotto sang, the opera was MICAELA. i wish we were allowed to like the high b-flat at the end of the aria still …

    i am a HUGE fan of scotto’s margeurite and her charlotte–the video from spain is heart-breaking, and she really lives inside the idiom more than a lot of her other italian colleagues have done. i’ve heard her klytamnestra, but i have not heard her marschallin. anybody have a lead?

    she’s really one of my top five.

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