Uncensored battle of the sexes

Lysistrate (1998)
Per-Anders Hellqvist

“It can never be a disadvantage that an opera composer knows how a vocal part should be written in order to bring out all the nuances of a well-schooled voice. A young singer today can also do a decent job with spoken dialogue (something which was not at all certain among the previous generation), master a reasonable amount of dance and mime […] and can not only sing beautifully but can also express him- or herself in the virtuoso rhythms of the speech choir. All this results in a fantastic range of expression. In Lysistrate the full range is used.”