There are two things that stand out about these prorgammes. Both are as relevant today as when Gould sat down with French filmmaker and violinist Bruno Monsaingeon to plan what were originally supposed to be five installments, 25 years ago.
During a recent post-rehearsal breather, Leonard and I talked about how mezzos frequently find themselves singing male charactetrs — known as trouser roles. These roles cover the full gamut of types, and that’s before each director put their own spin on the situation and its characters.
Every so often MT poses 60 questions to a local or visiting artist in Toronto who has made our classical music community that much more interesting. They pick and choose. This week we have a special treat: 2015 Honens Prize Laureate Luca Buratto.