Brigitte Fassbender tells it how it really is

Few singers have been subject to more idle gossip than the wondrous German mezzo, now a theatre intendant. In Monday’s Lebrecht Interview, she speaks out for the first time about the real Brigitte. Catch it here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/lebrechtinterview/

 

and if you check in before Monday night you can still catch Steve Reich talking about the importance of being Jewish.

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  • Corinne Orde says:

    What an honest and courageous woman. There are not many great singers who dare to answer the question “Why did you stop singing?” with the wonderfully candid response “Because I was finding it more and more difficult”. Usually, one hears variations on “I’d had a good career and felt it was time to hand over the mantle to the younger generation” or “I wanted to stop living out of a suitcase and lead a normal life”, or even “I’d done all the roles I set out to do and wanted to try something completely different”.
    I was glad that she commented on the lack of individual timbre prevalent among present-day singers. This is something that I’d noticed too.
    Following on from Dessay and Fassbender, I hope you will do more interviews with great singers.

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