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  • rapt: Andrew Porter notes, in discussing the revisions the opera went through, that the debutante of the first version wsa a Susanna, of... 5:43 PM
  • Chimene: WOW…? 5:33 PM
  • armerjacquino: You rang? httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=MkLA ROqtZfg 5:29 PM
  • Dolciamente Pipo: I guess I don’t consider Erna Berger a lyric soprano, really, but more of a light coloratura…t hat’s... 5:16 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: That should not be too much or a surprise. Afterall, Butterfly was composed for a lyric soprano and the role’s... 4:34 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: If you are surprised by this raise your hand….. Just as I thought. I hope Keenlyside will have a speedy recovery... 4:29 PM
  • la vociaccia: Lisa Della Casa also made her operatic debut as Butterfly. 4:17 PM
  • Dolciamente Pipo: In August Everding’s great Da Capo interview with Erna Berger, I was surprised to hear her say that she often sang... 3:57 PM

Depth perception

Which singing couple is about to get involved in a messy scandal of the sort they usually experience only when performing together on the opera stage? It seems he is divorcing her to be with another diva, whose husband, yet a fourth opera singer, will receive as an early Christmas present the news she’s dumping him. (La Cieca will go on record as saying she doesn’t believe for a minute that facial hair has anything to do with this affair.)

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