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  • Bill: Feldmarschallin – Vienna used to have closed performances as well several in a season. Or once... 12:12 AM
  • mia apulia: Hell, the voice was certainly grand, the presence was grand, and the musicianship was grand. Why... 11:58 PM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Wonderful! But Of course, Flo! I saw Leonie Rysanek do exactly the same thing to Mara... 11:46 PM
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  • peter: Hartig sang gorgeously last night. I haven’t heard such a beautiful lyric soprano voices in ages. 8:00 PM
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Scotto talks

Parterre’s tutelary diva shares espresso and cookies with parterre’s fave scribe Zachary Woolfe in preparation for the gala Met Legends event honoring her next Sunday.

One vital point Zack brings out is that Scotto is “part of the first generation of ‘new-media’ divas,” and we therefore have lots of video documentation of her stage magic. As for example:

54 comments

  • thenoctambulist says:

    I haven’t heard much of this lady but a few days ago, I listened to her Anna Bolena. It was just ghastly. She just chucked anything Donizetti might have written and sang her own poorly composed music.

    Niel, your criticism of being a Callas wannabe might apply more to Scotto than Gheorghiu.

  • poisonivy says:

    Sorry to threadjack but last night I came back from a concert with another dimunitive diva — LADY GAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg it was amazing, unless you’ve seen all of MSG screaming and crying during the refrain of “Bad Romance” you haven’t experienced Gaga. And the night was capped off when we were leaving the concert, walked to the subway, and plopped down in the subway seat only to notice Caroline Kennedy right across from us. I guess me and my friend were trying hard not to stare but not doing a good job so she waved and said hi. CAROLINE KENNEDY IS A LITTLE MONSTER TOO!