When I spoke on the phone to soaraway soprano Celine Byrne recently, she seemed rather bewildered by the kind of Madama Butterfly she was about to embark on with the Staatstheater Kassel company in northern Germany.
Byrne is taking the role of the tragic Cio Cio San for 12 performances overall on a month-by-month basis between now and next June.
“You know,” she said with her customary frankness, “the Germans can be really off the wall...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Get a Business Account for you and your team