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  • ML: What? Why? He’s the only true French voice we have! I think long-standing Parterrians should be... 6:24 AM
  • LJ: here’s the SBS interview http://www.sbs.com .au/news/article/2 014/08/08/operas-h ottest-tenor-ho... 6:15 AM
  • manou: œdipe is on the naughty step – but I hope he will be back soon, holding hands with bassoprofundo. 6:15 AM
  • ML: Oedipe — où es-tu? 5:42 AM
  • ML: Well, as you suggest, there are not performances in French of comparable quality. This is ultimately the... 5:34 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Cocky, I have to disagree re Goerke as Elektra. I didn’t attend last night as... 5:24 AM
  • lyrebird: Actually, the figures are worse than my rough estimates above. If anyone cares (and I’m... 5:19 AM
  • lyrebird: Sorry to disagree. The second concert in Sydney went on sale well before anything like the first... 4:59 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I saw Elektra last night at the proms and seem to be at odds with everybody on Facebook and... 4:41 AM
  • Lohengrin: I also wondered about the way of PR. For exemple in Krumlov/Tchechien they offert JK in all... 4:40 AM

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Oh, wait, it gets better! According to a fan site, Dame Kiri te Kanawa is not just playing any old diva on next season’s Downton Abbey, but Dame Nellie Melba herself! La Cieca is sure that you, the cher public, are quivering with anticipation to see how te Kanawa’s intepretation holds up next to those of Evelyn Laye, Linda Cropper and of course our own dear Patrice Munsel.

45 comments

  • ljushuvud says:

    Camille -- MontyNostry
    My apologies if this appears at the wrong place in the thread, or if this is old hat for you, but you can have a foretaste of Benjamin’s ‘Written on Skin’ here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zpwqibnuOw

    And Camille, I would like to agree with itrinkkeinwein about the niceness of your participation here.

    • Camille says:

      Oh thanks!! I will direct my Monsieur Camille there for a listen to whenever he is able. Perhaps the finished product will make a better impression? He did speak with him briefly and found him to be a pretty level-headed and decent fellow, so he would interested to hear him again. Thank you for thinking of it as it is impossible to keep up with everything --there is so much happening, such a wealth of availabilities these days with technological advances being all they are.

      I am not nice. I just have a heart, that’s all, and I love music more than life itself. I appreciate your kind thought.

  • Su Traditor says:

    Perhaps the publicity for Downton will help promote her Duchess of Crackenthorp at the Garden next season…

  • Tessie Tura says:

    Dame Kiri is not worthy to play Dame Nellie. But can you imagine a scene where she enters the room and someone is playing… gasp! La Galli-Curci -- on the gramophone…