On Wednesday 6/16/2010 in The Brooklyn Conservatory Opera Workshop, my wife, Etta Russell Scott made a very successful presentation in Operatic literature,which was inclusive of staging.
The ability to stay true to the composer's music and portray the character is no light feat. It was obvious that her vocal freedom had given her the green light to go after her characterizations.
She sang in three scenes:
"Ebben? Ne andro lontano," from La Wally, by Alfredo Catalani;
"Dove Sono" from The Marriage of Figaro,
by W.A. Mozart; and
"Caro/Bella" from Giulio Cesare, Cleopatra & Cesare, Duetto
The evening was a success for all, but it was Mrs. Scott, whose treatment of her assignments brought her a standing ovation, & for La Wally a "Brava Diva"