Cher Public

  • kashania: Good point, AJ. Though I still don’t understand why opera companies spend big bucks on A-list singers for that role. 1:15 PM
  • quoth the maven: I don’t think the Meister’s acolytes do him any favors by asserting that all of the music is equally... 12:49 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: I agree, Sanford – Bonisolli could be provincial, and was a temperamental weirdo, to say the least, but he had... 12:36 PM
  • Sanford: The Pace is really gorgeous. By the way, is anyone else not receiving email notification of responses? I have gotten an email... 12:24 PM
  • auracentral: My comments are about the sound for Live in HD in general, and didn’t hear or see any of the Kentridge Lulu,... 11:27 AM
  • Sanford: Bonisolli isn’t too shabby, either. 11:02 AM
  • PCally: I too had never heard a single recordings of hers, even that first otello telecast with Domingo. I really enjoying her lovely... 10:55 AM
  • Sanford: I must say that I wasn’t familiar with Ms. Cruz-Romo’s voice before listening to this but I’m in love.... 10:33 AM

Dark sisters

The very brunette leading ladies of Adriana Lecouvreur, Anita Rachvelishvili and Angela Gheorghiu, flank the practically strawberry blond by comparison Jonas Kaufmann during bows last night after Opera Orchestra of New York’s season opener.


  • From the concert:
    L’anima ho stanca:

    Phaedre scena:

  • bluecabochon says:

    I heard that same person booing behind me after the first clip posted, so I may have been sitting near this recorder in the balcony. A bunch of us turned around in disbelief to try to see who this creature was.

    • bassoprofundo says:

      well, to be fair, he is singing in a really affected manner in this clip. nothing unusual for him, but he’s laying it on thick here and it seems with JK now you have to put up with the throaty/swallowed/ingolata sound if you want to have the glorious high notes. booing is a bit much IMO but it’s definitely not flawless singing.

      • Clita del Toro says:

        Well, not as flawless as Giordani! ;=)

        • bassoprofundo says:

          oy… don’t make me choose. one is whiny and has an unpleasant voice with no bottom register, the other sings with a strangulated and swallowed sound.

          and yet both are adored! shocker.

      • 98rsd says:

        Your “knowledge” is getting in the way of understanding.

  • bassoprofundo says:

    what a hideous dress on Gheorghiu.