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  • umangialaio: http://www.mediafi re.com/download/d6 x54314cda0bih/Aida _S_Cecilia_2015_02 _27.rar U 9:49 AM
  • Krunoslav: I meant Elias’ AMNERIS, not Carmen ( to which, yes, her vocal size fitted her better). 9:42 AM
  • kennedet: I’m sorry to tell you this redbear, but I am an “old people talking on this... 9:20 AM
  • Krunoslav: Agree that the Baltsa Met Carmen was pretty vile– the timbre had developed in an ugly... 9:09 AM
  • pasavant: Funny, without being vulgar. 8:43 AM
  • Krunoslav: I heard Baltsa twice at the Met in a role i was used to Troyanos in, Octavian, and would not have... 8:40 AM
  • Bill: Marshie – although I have seen Garanca numerous times, in general, not in roles where she was... 8:23 AM
  • Krunoslav: And btw AMICO FRITZ dates from 1891 and was in Hamburg by 1892; Strauss could well have heard it... 8:18 AM
  • Krunoslav: GUNTRAM was indeed very fine. Owens is a real find for Strauss and light Wagner roles, though she... 8:14 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I agree. I have seen Kaufmann in: Die Walkure Parsifal Werther (twice) Faust) Adriana Lecouvreur... 8:10 AM

Winged victory

“A wayward bouquet conked Kristine Opolais on her noggin during the ovation Friday night in La Rondine—but that was the only mishap in the Latvian soprano’s spectacular Met debut. Her coolly glamorous voice rose to the many challenges of the role of Magda, a Parisian courtesan who tries to live out a fantasy of finding true love in Puccini’s 1917 opera.” [New York Post]

42 comments

  • kashania says:

    Glad to hear of her success. She is a terrific Elvira in Tcherniakov’s Don Giovanni.

    • Ruxxy says:

      Wish I could agree dear Kashania but her constant clipping of the notes is really irritating -- spoiling an otherwise fine performance.

    • Clita del Toro says:

      Sorry Kashie, but this is not first-rate Mozart singing. I listened to the aria without watching because her overacting (whether it was she or the direction) was too distracting. She rushes through the aria without much feeling for the music.

  • No blows to the head. But here’s the review of Monday night’s ‘Rondine’ on ‘Superconductor.’

    • armerjacquino says:

      Not to be That Guy, but I’m pretty sure you don’t mean to say her acting ‘supplanted’ her voice, although I guess it’s something that could be said of Michael or Poplavskaya…