Sondra Radvanovsky on Singing Lady Macbeth

September 4, 2021, 4:30 pm

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Sondra Radvanovsky as Anna Bolena, deep crimson gown
Sondra Radvanovsky in Lyric Opera of Chicago's 'The Three Queens' (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

This week, Sondra Radvanovsky — the premiere Verdi and Bel Canto soprano of her generation — is Oliver’s guest. In advance of her role debut as Lady Macbeth, Radvanovsky reveals why “the Lady” is both a dramatic tour de force and notoriously difficult to sing.


Playlist to include excerpts from iconic recordings of Verdi’s Macbeth sung by Shirley Verrett, Leonie Rysanek, and Maria Callas.