The diva, who will be 90 on Friday, talks about Karl Böhm and stage fright.
That explains why her Leonore/Fidelio came across as smooth
She says in the interview that the eight valium tablets neither hindered nor helped her. So:status in quo.
^ Because once you’ve taken 8 Valium, you are a perfect judge of what’s going on…
(Actually she probably heard the recording and could tell from that)
In der unter Drogen gesetzte Beschränkung zeigt sich erst die Meisterin.
But … also for sure without!!
It was common knowledge that many singers have taken valium and some kind of performance enhancing drugs, or just plain drinking.
Also composers have stage fright, and freeze in front of their desk.
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