'Esser madre è un inferno' – to be a mother is hell. It's one of the most iconic and heartbreaking arias from Cilea's L'arlesiana.
This performance is by Yvonne Howard (mezzo-soprano) and Stuart Wild (piano).
Yvonne will sing the role of Rosa Mamai in L’arlesiana during the Opera Holland Park 2019 Season, alongside a cast that includes Samuel Sakker (Federico), Fflur Wyn (Vivetta) and Samantha Price (L’innocente).
L’arlesiana opens on 20 July, with performances until 2 August. Tickets are on sale now. Book here.