Have learned in December's issue that Rattle is conducting Kozena, his wife, in Pelleas et Mélisande at the Met. Sounds a little like nepotism. I know that today singers are required to sing in a host of languages not their own, but why Kozena who probably had to learn the role phonetically since she is Czech instead of Dessay who has already sung the work in Vienna with an all-French cast at the Theater An der Wien conducted by Bertrand de Billy? It sounds all to convenient that she was chosen for the part. True, physically she looks the part thin and ethereal as he is, but musically is another thing. Any opinions out there?
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