Beverly Sills – Having A Good Time

“Sills took her work far more seriously than she took herself. She sang each role with total devotion, but also with a smile that communicated a subversive thought: What makes opera magical also makes it a little silly. Sills gave the impression that she could don the tiara, plunge into her tragic scena, then sweep offstage on a flood of applause and break up a stagehand with a Brooklyn wisecrack.”