Soprano Julia Migenes perform her one-woman show Diva on the Verge at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.
Migenes puts her daring wit and audacious humor to their best use in this solo performance, combining stunning and often hilarious interpretations of some of the world's best-known arias with anecdotes about the rigid world of opera. Part Barbra Streisand, part Maria Callas, and part Lucille Ball, she effortlessly portrays all of the great heroines, from the murderous Tosca to the delicate Juliette to the consumptive Mimi.
Written in 1998, Diva on the Verge was first performed in 1999 in France and throughout French-speaking countries. She has adapted and performed the show all over the world, in both French and English, and is preparing a Spanish-language version for a tour of Spain and South America.