H.Berlioz – Les Troyens
Cassandre’s highlights
P.I.Tchaikovsky – The maid of Orleans
“Farewell, you native hills fields” (Jeanne D’Arc)
R.Wagner – Götterdämmerung
“Waltraute’s plea to Brünnhilde” (Waltraute)
R.Wagner – Siegfried
“Erda-Wanderer duett” (Erda)

In the colossal role of Circe, in particular, Leclair combines dramatic declamation loaded with emotions and bright coloratura. Anyone with the imagination to envision a singer in an unsung role might dream of Callas in the role of Circe.

Or at least, such imagination was capable of evoking mezzo-soprano Tatia Jibladze, especially when she addresses the “Noire Divinités” in the captivating and unsetting “invocation” as a vengeful lover gone mad, creating a complex interpretation of love, pain, and revenge.

Tatia Jibladze - Circe - Video