Published on March 3rd, 2012 03:00 AM
Opera Lively has interviewed Dina Kuznetsova, Russian-born soprano who sang the role of Tatyana in our partners Opera Carolina's upcoming production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, sung in Russian with English supertitles on March 17, 22, and 25, 2012, at the Belk Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina. [Opera Lively interview # 10]
Ms. Kuznetsova interview was simply delightful. She conveyed such a passion in the way she emphasized her words, in her intonation... Transcribing it to a dry text will never render the same energy that she has demonstrated - another reason to go see her live on stage! Usually we'd do some editing of the text for a more journalistic feel, but we've decided to reproduce it verbatim, so colorful her rendition of her thoughts was. Maestro Meena (Opera Carolina's principal conductor) referred to her as "endearing," and Opera Lively agrees! Ms. Kuznetsova seems to have this constant engine inside her in hyperdrive, full of love for the art form. Talking to her is contagious; one will easily catch the virus responsible for opera enthusiasm!