|Ernesto Petti (Photos courtesy of singer and Theater Basel)|
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Petti answered a few questions about the performance for Theater Basel:
🎵 What is the best part of the stage setting/best part of costume/best prop?
Petti: In my personal opinion the most beautiful scene is the beginning of the opera: The director re-enacts a famous painting from the late 19th century that depicts a medical examination of a woman, who is ill with hysteria, by Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot in front of a medical audience. And I’d like to compliment the costume department for the wonderful costumes.
🎵 Why shouldn’t one miss this show?
Petti: This show is absolutely not to be missed. The reading of each character is quite profound and the initial point of the director’s interpretation is very interesting: He compares Lucia’s madness to Augustine’s hysteria - one of Charcot’s famous hysteria patients. The staging perfectly follows the magnificent musical interpretation of the conductor.
That’s why this will be a great show and the audience will love it!
🎵 What do you do in your free time?
Petti: During my free time I love walking around the city, visiting open spaces like parks or rivers and I also like to do workouts in the gym. Until a few days ago I loved to relax by swimming in the Rhine!