New operatic role
I am thrilled to have been invited to sing in Elizabeth Kelly’s opera, Losing Her Voice. It tells the story of real-life opera diva, Geraldine Ferrar, as she films Cecil B. Demille’s silent-film adaptation of Carmen. I play the role of Lilli Lehmann, her much-loved singing teacher, herself a great opera singer in her own right. I am finding it so interesting to read Lehmann’s autobiography and also her testament to the art of singing, ‘How to Sing.’ Evidently she was a formidable woman!