Musicians are always comparing music to food, and host Alexa Petrenko is no exception , matching opera singers to the dishes they would bring. Here’s what’s on the operatic menu this Sunday night, June 2, in her words:
“This weekend we’re throwing a big operatic potluck BBQ, and everybody’s coming and bringing their favourite arias and duets. On the guest list: Angela Georghiu, who brings the wine; Nathalie Dessay, who brings extra spice; Cecilia Bartoli wears her jeans; even Maria Callas leaves her apartment to join the fun, though she does moon about (to clarify – meaning, to mourn, grieve for, etc.). Luciano Pavarotti and Mirella Freni bring the cherry pie for dessert, and after a rich and filling hour, everybody agrees with Jessye Norman and Ann Murray that it has certainly been a Belle Nuit.”
Sunday Nights at the Opera airs at 9 PM on The New Classical FM.