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rondo finale

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Antonina (Leyla Gencer) regrets the error of her ways in the third act of Donizetti’s Belisario, the latest episode of Unnatural Acts of Opera. 

Belisario, Act 3

4 comments

  • whatever says:

    deepest apologies for going off topic in the first post, but i just received a call from opera philly urging me to subscribe to the 2009-10 pearlman (chamber) season — apparently the weekend matinee series already has sold out, and the remining weeknights are almost gone as well. admittedly, it’s only two operas in the subscription (with a separate three opera sub for the main house) — but the series includes antony and cleopatra! i was surprised (and a little disappointed) to learn tickets were going so fast.

    anyone connected with the company know whether there’s likely to be single tickets left by the scheduled on-sale date?

    thx!

  • tannengrin says:

    that is one freaking great photo. You (almost) don’t need to listen to get the intensity.

  • mrmyster says:

    Now, there is a tiara that works!!!!!

  • tinney says:

    La Cieca I love that you love Gencer. A genius.