Nice twist, this.
The most sexist character in opera will be singing to the beat of a female Italian harpschordist/director in Scottish Opera’s new production.
Speranza Scappucci, assistant to Riccardo Muti in his recent opera productions, says: ‘All the work I have done as a vocal coach hasn’t happened because I am a woman; I was always hired for the quality of what I was doing. In my short career as a conductor it has been the same. I hope that will continue to be the case…. Women got to the podium later than men. Now it just needs time.’
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photo: Silvia Lelli