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  • marshiemarkII: Bill and Armer, I saw Baltsa only once, in fabulously healthy voice, and very early, in that... 3:52 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Armer, oh yes Garanca is far bigger than Troyanos, who was a gorgeous sounding lyric mezzo,... 3:33 PM
  • Bill: Amerjacquino – Garanca is somewhat in the long line of famous Mezzos in Vienna, Anday, Hoengen,... 3:30 PM
  • antikitschychick: excellent suggestion kashania. 3:28 PM
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  • antikitschychick: Milady, I wholeheartedly agree with you on all points, except I’m a big fan of AH as... 3:19 PM
  • armerjacquino: marshie- I agree- we’ve slightly lost the idea of the more lyric mezzo singing these... 3:13 PM
  • antikitschychick: well that’s great. The phrase “second fiddle” was just an expression; I... 3:07 PM
  • antikitschychick: Krunoslav: Thanks for posting those clips of Ms. Favero! Based on those recordings she was... 3:02 PM
  • aulus agerius: I bailed on Guntrum as of yesterday. I have received 3 emails on 3 days encouraging attendance... 3:00 PM

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?