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  • La Cieca: That is Peters’ trainer, Joseph Pilates. 11:26 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Her teacher William Herman who also taught Patrice Munsel. 11:12 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Who is that man feeling his peters? Boyajian? 10:53 AM
  • chicagoing: I was very happy to hear Eleonora Burrato as Alice Ford in Falstaff here a couple weeks ago and look forward to her... 10:52 AM
  • armerjacquino: Yep. Here’s someone who was breaking through to big, high-profile gigs before they met who is now ‘happy to... 10:49 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Whatever tier we’re placing the Rome Opera in, I don’t think Riccardo Muti works with just anyone. 10:44 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Tornerà! 221; Do a search for “Stuttgart&# 8221;. http://www.forumop era.com/v1/actu/so uliotis.htm 10:21 AM
  • LT: I don’t think Rome opera is a top tier house. I don’t even believe it to be a second tier one. Not nowadays for sure. Of... 10:20 AM

Our weapons are useless

“With a career spanning half a century, Placido Domingo continues to be firmly against leaving the stage, where presently he is triumphing in his role as Oreste in the production of Iphigenie en Tauride that is being performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.” [Fox News]

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    poisonivy says:

    The problem I have with Domingo nowadays is that he has classic “old singer” sound — it’s not something that can be helped, any 70 year old still essaying the opera stage would have the same problems. His voice never crashed and burned, but what it did do was narrow in range (obviously), and his lower range IMO never became richer as he lost his top notes. So his voice sounds hollow and colorless. To be fair to Domingo a lot of singers a lot younger than him have the same problem (Debbie Voigt is a great example). Domingo now sings roles for which he has the notes, but the sound itself is no longer very attractive, at least to these ears.