Danielle fires back
The leading lady of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s production of La Calisto has taken to the Twitters to respond to the recent discussion of her comments about Miley Cyrus.
Hi @parterre, I just received a link from one of your fans (and my friends) to your readers comments on my recent article. To answer some q[uestions]:
Can you tell your readers from me that indeed it was the Times that brought up Miley asking for my reaction.
[T]hey were writing a piece based on those released pics about how opera is modern/relevant/sexy–all things I agree wholeheartedly w[ith],
but of course they asked some provocative questions & so it wasn’t me who was “slamming” as the Mail put it.
[T]o answer more of the q[uestions]s posed, the staging was also not me rolling around by choice. My role/house debut was a revival.
[S]how was done/dusted. I was able [to] bring my interpretation into the role through expressions/reactions
but the movements/rolling/writhing were all part of an already staged show.
My point about artistic integrity was only that as an actor playing a part, your choices [are] made in name of the character [you] play.
[I]ndeed I did have to wear the leotard as it was the costume, whatever my shape was I would have to wear it,
but for a love performance where I’m Danielle de Niese being Danielle de Niese I wouldn’t choose to wear a leotard just to shock.
[H]ope you can convey these answers to your readers & thank them for engaging in a discussion about it. Love to all. DD
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