The soprano Hila Baggio has asked me to clarify Italian reports that she walked out of Graham Vick’s festival production of Mose in Egitto on the grounds that it was ‘dangerous and offensive.’
On the contrary, she was never part of the cast, and never left any performance in the middle.
In an email she adds: ‘I actually saw the production two days ago and I found it not Anti-Israeli and not Anti-Jewish. I found it very emotional and a sad reality of a conflict that exists forever between Israelis and Arabs and Grahm Vick showed it in a very intelligent way. ‘
Hila can be seen at the Rossini Festival in “La scala di seta”.