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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: How utterly sweet of you to suggest this, ML, but I have to say that I am... 4:30 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Teseo is in my fav Handel opera. Startling music a shame it is not done more. Also,... 4:17 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: To the best of my knowledge, airchecks were done in the 1930s and 1940s as... 4:12 AM
  • SF Guy: Trying again… httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=0ItN 6J5wSlM 3:36 AM
  • ML: Someone should invite Jungfer on an all-expenses-paid trip to the U.S. and the Met, as an expression of... 3:34 AM
  • SF Guy: I see several definitions of aircheck in the Wikipedia entry–in this context, is it the... 3:34 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: You might particularly enjoy the passage starting at 14:50. 3:24 AM
  • steveac10: I don’t know that Moser as Nedda is all that odd, but if you look at the sequencing her... 3:20 AM
  • ML: Ernest Fleischmann! Exclusivity, etc. 3:15 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Mr. K. – You might enjoy one of Moser’s four Met Musettas at... 3:12 AM

I am missing the winter now

“One quick way to warm up: Watching tenor heartthrob Roberto Alagna, who’ll swing into town Sunday for a concert performance of Giordano’s Andrea Chénier with Opera Orchestra of New York. In this French Revolution epic, Alagna plays an idealistic poet who belts out a few hit arias before joining his beloved Maddalena (soprano Kristin Lewis) on the guillotine.” Our own JJ chooses hot tickets for cold months. [New York Post]

24 comments

  • kennedet says:

    Alagna has of late been using the “technique” of taking his high notes in a combination of mixed voice or falsetto. I’ve heard it in his performance of Carmen and Aida. Am I delusional or has anyone else heard this kind of “cheating” for lack of a better word?