Director Emilio Sagi introduces his staging of LUCREZIA BORGIA, whose heroine he sees as caught up in the corruption of a patriarchal world. She ends up turning to ‘men’s methods’, the methods of the Borgia family - poisoning not least among these.
Sagi rebuffs the popular misconception that bel canto operas like LUCREZIA BORGIA lack theatrical force. For Sagi, as a director, this repertoire offers much in the way of dramaturgical freedom and potential. This interview was filmed in the rehearsal rooms of the Palau de les Arts, Valencia, just as that process is taking shape.
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