Two sopranos get captioned at Covent Garden

Two sopranos get captioned at Covent Garden


norman lebrecht

January 22, 2015

A splendid photograph by Fritz Curzon from the current Andrea Chenier shows Rosalind Plowright in pursuit of Eva Westbroek.

Rosalind used to be an international soprano until she toned it down to mezzo. Her husband added the caption to Fritz’s pic and she gifted it to Eva on the first night. So cool.

rosalind plowright

The word bubble-s read:

Ros: Do you seriously think you can sing this better than I did 30 years ago?

Eva: Too f*****g right!!!


  • Ellingtonia says:


  • Operacentric says:

    Great! I was there first night those 30 years back… Carreras and Rosalind tore up the stage!

  • Tim says:

    So was I & I was also at the first night of this new production. Fantastic singing in both productions

    What a lovely change it was (over the last 2 seasons) to know exactly where and when the action was taking place as soon as the curtain rose, instead of having to spend half the opera trying to guess!

    eg The crap forced on us in Eugene Onegin, Tristan, Idomeneo to name just three…..