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  • mia apulia: we are all so pleased with her! me, too, how beautiful and well done so many moments, phrases, sounds….. 2:13 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: She is veering dangerously into Simone Kermes’ territory… 1:50 AM
  • PCally: I’m seriously seriously looking forward to that first Aida. Sounds absolutely born for the role and I never really she would... 1:16 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: And here is the Ohio song httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=UlBG PCtejUk 1:07 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Here they are wearing their DIMA T-Shirts. httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=ahnK HnK2IT4 Netrebko should add the full... 1:05 AM
  • Camille: Hmmmm…..when I heard him sing Otello at Carnegie a few years ago with Muti et al, I thought it would develop more over time.... 12:22 AM
  • Niel Rishoi: I listened to the “O patria mia” and “Un bel di 3 times each. My word. What a full-bodied, luscious tone,... 12:11 AM
  • Camille: NO more Adinas, that is. Adriana is very nice and the triumphant “L’asp etto!!” at the end of the Butterfly is... 12:08 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…