Monday 11 August 2014
Lenneke Ruiten debuts as Donna Anna
"Thrilling, fun, wonderful"
Lenneke Ruiten has debuted with great success as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Salzburger Festspiele. We asked this incredible soprano to explain to us how the transformation from Lenneke to Anna takes place:
"My first step into the character is reading the libretto, from there I learn how my character talks, how she responds to others, etc. Another important aspect is the way Mozart puts her words to music, because it says everything about her soul. Then I study the score and listen to other sopranos to understand how they have interpreted the role. But 90% of developing the character is in the last five weeks with the director, colleagues and conductor. Finally, the wig and the dress complete the character and bring her to life."