Lucia Popp Interview Part 1 of 2

This is the first of the two-part interview with Lucia Popp. In it she discusses her recording of songs by Dvorak, Prokofiev, Kodaly, and Janacek. She explains how she relates to the sentiments in the songs through her national and ethnic heritage. She goes on to discuss her two roles in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, where she began as the Queen of the Night and later, as she jokingly mentions, she became younger and performed the role of her daughter Pamina. She mentions her first voice teacher and stresses how important it is to have a very good teacher, likening it to having a very good surgeon in an operation. Finally, she discusses her favorite operatic role and this concludes the first part. The details for Part 2 of the interview with Lucia Popp are on the website