Just in: Cecilia Bartoli to star in West Side Storymain
Announcing next year’s Salzburg Whitsun Festival today, the Italian mezzo said she will sing Maria in a new production of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.
UPDATE: Norman Reinhardt will sing Tony. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the Simon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. The director is Phil McKinley.
The musical fits into a Shakesperian theme that Bartoli has been running at the festival.