Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Jane Henschel's wicked Mrs Sedley

“It’s one of the advantages of being a dramatic mezzo rather than a dramatic lyric soprano; I love getting my teeth into these roles, taking an audience by surprise … and I really enjoy playing ‘nasty’ sometimes!”
Britten's Peter Grimes opens today at the Royal Opera House, with Jane Henschel singing Mrs. Sedley. Haha! Now she can do creepy, whiney, laudanum addict who gets her jollies by denouncing those whom she'd just love to be!  Even more sinister than Peter Grimes himself.  Claire Seymour, who wrote The Operas of Benjamin Britten, (Boydell & Brewer 2007), spoke to Henschel about the part and her career. Read the interview in Opera Today.

No comments: