Cher Public

  • Camille: Oh wonderful, so happy to hear it, but I won’t spoil it by opening the present before Christmas on 11th July. Yes, about... 12:33 PM
  • kashania: Thanks. I forgot about that. 12:26 PM
  • SF Guy: That had more to do with blind luck than planning, but we’ll take it. http://sfopera.com /getattachment/Abo ut/Press-Room... 12:20 PM
  • turings: I heard Margaine in Faust and she was gorgeous – very dark, rich sound and French that would have sent oedipe into raptures. I... 12:13 PM
  • phoenix: My sentiments exactly, Camille. I heard Margaine for the 1st time last summer in a broadcast from Latvia. - Aulus, if the heat... 11:54 AM
  • messa di voce: Agree about Aldrich, but I think Lindsey is a lovely singer, with a distinctive reedy tone. Her Sesto is Paris was... 11:37 AM
  • Camille: Come to Caramoor on the 11th – a week from Saturday – it bodes well with Clementine Margaine as Léonor, probably a... 11:37 AM
  • aulus agerius: Lindsey is singing La Favorite with Washington Concert Opera next spring. I’m undecided. 11:28 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?