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  • Poison Ivy: I agree. I think the word “developing& #8221; would imply that a voice like Eyvasov’s... 5:52 PM
  • antikitschychick: yes agree about the Corelli timbre but also agree about the (apparent) lack of... 5:38 PM
  • moi: Well, Kaufmann has sort of a corelli timbre at least to my ears… the thing is, that it is a sound... 5:28 PM
  • antikitschychick: I haven’t heard it yet obvs but as soon as it was announced that she (AH) would be... 5:14 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: AN will never sing AL unless she can deliver. When it was announced that she would sing... 5:14 PM
  • danpatter: Thanks especially for posting the Geszty and Grist clips. I enjoyed these two sopranos on record... 5:07 PM
  • antikitschychick: Sounds like the celebration was a hoot :-). IDK about Boheme but certainly in Iolanta she... 5:06 PM
  • decotodd: I am seeing the Carmen on Wednesday with Jonas at the Met. Has he done this production before? Not... 5:02 PM
  • LT: Trumpet voice without a squilo? How is that possible? 4:48 PM
  • moi: The performance was a HUGE success. Harteros was splendid in the first half, so the second part from her... 4:41 PM

Working “Tito”

“After an uneven start to the season, the Met brought its A game Friday to a superb revival of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.” [New York Post]

107 comments

  • Nerva Nelli says:

    Armer, I heard McLaughlin as Susanna, Despina and Zerlina-- also Marzelline-- and liked her in all of them. The top eventually receded, but a very good artist.

    However, I heard Donath as Marzelline and Susanna and she (then over 50) sang gloriously. And she’s anything but faceless--try the TURN OF THE SCREW Governess and Zdenka and Gretel and Frau Fluth, for starters.

    I too fail to understand how anyone could find Lucia Popp charmless. There are things like RIGOLETTO that I don’t need to hear her sing, but she was a sublime recitalist and concert artist and wonderful the one time I heard her onstage, as Pamina.

    Dr. Karl and HvK as “the greatest”? The greatest self-promoters under the Third Reich, perhaps. I enjoy Boehm’s Mozart for what it is, but agree that it tends to the foursquare Romantic Mozart of several generations ago.

    • marshiemarkII says:

      Nerva, Cara, I miss the old feistiness, what happened to the old Nerva? you disappear for a while and come back so tame! Happy TG also!

      • Nerva Nelli says:

        Nerva chooses her battles (and donaths and popps)!

        I hope all enjoy Thanksgiving--especially la Castafiore, who must treasure memories of the originary event.