Saturday, August 3, 2013

Fantasy Opera Casting – Joyce DiDonato Style

During one of her master classes last spring, Joyce DiDonato said that Figaro in Barber of Seville is a role she'd very much like to play. 

More recently, she revealed that another dream role is Scarpia. So I think it’s time for another round of Fantasy Opera Casting!!! (read with echo added)

The last time we played this game, we gender-switched all the roles, which could be the way to go again; but if you really have a dream cast member that is the same gender as the role, that's cool too. So. If Joyce is Scarpia, fill in the rest of the cast of Tosca (I added one suggestion.):

Floria Tosca                                                                 
Mario Cavaradossi                                                    
Baron Scarpia                               Joyce DiDonato
Cesare Angelotti
A Sacristan
A Jailer
A Shepherd boy                    Philippe Jaroussky


  1. Tosca has to be Placido Domingo

    1. Good pick. I was going to suggest Jonas Kaufmann, but I thought that might be a bit obvious. I was thinking Nina Stemme would be a powerful Cavaradossi.

  2. I'm totally making you guys casting directors at my opera house.


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