I was very young, and I was called from the Vienna Opera House to do Le nozze di Figaro, with Karajan. And there were all the greats of their time: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Fischer-Dieskau… all the greatest. And I arrived there, from my little street, San Isidro… very well- dressed, very cute… and arrived, and sang with of all of them.
So I went to the rehearsal. Karajan, very well, but one moment after.. he said: ‘Ah, musically, this isn’t right’.
And he say that to me in a hard way, and I had, -I think in my unconsciousness, because it was an unconsciousness to say it- : ‘Maestro, you can tell me you don´t like my voice, that you don’t like how I sing, that I am obnoxious, but that I am not a musician? More than you and everybody in here’.
I spent ten years without sing with him.
I sing, I had plenty success, and ten years later he showed up, hugging me, saying to me: Berganzina, carissima… we’re doing this marvelous Marriage in the Salzburg Festival, and you have to be there with me.
He made something incredible when I sung my Voi Che Sapete. The orchestra played, I could hear them, he led them, and in the moment I started to sing Voi Che Sapete, the maestro make like this (gesture of remain still), close his eyes and cease to conduct. The orchestra was playing pianissimo, pianissimo… I sung with my ears well open to be able to hear and I said to myself: ‘Is this man taking revenge on me?’
And ‘cause I always say what I feel, at the end of the performance I went to him and say: ‘Maestro, why you didn’t led me? Is that perhaps you don’t want to conduct me?’
And the maestro Karajan, the great, said to me:
‘I also have the right to be happy, to listen to you with my eyes closed.’
this lack of internet is killing me
Create this Spotify account may be the best thing I did in recent times.
Like if being able to listen Myslivecek’s Medonte wasn’t cool enough…
Due some personal situations, I am having difficulties to access to internet, and it will continue this way for some time.
I won’t be able to keep the blog updated and/or snoop on your lives as often as I would like to. So sad.
I’ll try on the weekends, but that will probably be all.
Also, welcome, all the new followers. Sorry you came in such a bad break.
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I’m on vacation. I shall return.
Art… pfftt… yeah, some day