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  • Howling in Tune: Well, if Kelli O’Hara is Dido, then I guess Victoria Clark would have to be the Sorceress, and I expect... 11:50 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Herlitzius was an absolute vocal disaster, drawing groans from the audience. Intense: yes. Involved in the... 11:41 PM
  • Camille: Plácido Domingo!!! Jungfer, seriously, have you found your hat yet? After frenetically searching everywhere and having called... 11:12 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: News from Bayreuth: The new “Tristan” was almost perfect except for the screeching, snarling, missed high... 10:34 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Agreed 100%. Dont generally like filmed operas buit this is a happy exception. 10:07 PM
  • javier: Rodelinda is one of my favorite operas. The Sutherland recording from 1959 was my first exposure to the piece. With this... 9:48 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: In that long Russian TV show dual interview, he talked about them getting married this summer as if it was a set plan,... 9:31 PM
  • Melot's Younger Brother: Yusif Eyvazov will sing Canio for one performance (October 3) at Los Angeles Angeles opera. Tickets are available. 9:15 PM

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]

38 comments

  • 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.