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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…