Cantiam, cantiam, Lucano!
A propos of nothing, except I wanted to re-listen to this somewhat curious scene. Observe how back then it was done of peep show-style and now it’s all fluid sexuality. Let’s do a then and now – sorry for the bad quality video (then and now):
PS: just in case you thought the “blubber of love” in the background was something sprung out of Lauwers’ mind (also sorry for the tenor not staying in tune):
Posted on November 5, 2018, in baroque, basses, italian opera, mezzos & contraltos, tenors and tagged christophe rousset, claudio monteverdi, l'incoronazione di poppea, nikolaus harnoncourt, william christie. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.