Clare Presland (soprano) and Michael Papadopoulos (piano) perform a beautiful aria from Wolf-Ferrari's Il segreto di Susanna.
The aria depicts Countess Susanna enjoying a moment alone with her favourite vice – a cigarette. In the early 20th century, when this opera is set, it was still frowned upon for women to smoke, so Susanna is a woman ahead of her time.
Clare Presland – Soprano
Michael Papadopoulos – Piano
Footage by TallWall Media for Opera Holland Park