Time to walk around a bit and discuss this week’s off-topic and general interest subjects, cher public.
Sort of sad…but sweet to be together again.He has some left..She has nothing at all…and did she eat a lot?????
Jose and Katia should have been better.
Just found this:
Parsifal : Extraits des actes II et III en concert, salle Pleyel.
Wolfgang Windgassen, Gottlob Frick, Heinz Imdahl, Isabel Strauss.
Orchestre philharmonique de la R.T.F., dir. : George Sebastian.
Prestige de la Musique, prod. : Ina (ORTF), Fr., 1964, 40 min, n.b.
More info here.
And where to get it?
Ah ok, didn’t know it exists… and the cover doesn’t give us many informations. Thanks!
My pleasure. Worth owning for the Elisabeth Grümmer / Isabel Strauss Lohengrin scene alone.
The new Grümmer CD from the Bayerischen Rundfunk is also excellent. She sings Mozart Liedern and Arias.
Today I especially enjoyed the warmth and fullness of Damrau’s middle voice. Very beautiful….seemed to have lots of harmonics and overtones if I understand those terms correctly. In this she reminded me sometwhat of Gheorgiu and Meade at times. The great ensemble of the party scene she began very effectively; I think this is one of Verdi’s greatest concerti movements and is usually the emotional climax of the opera for me.
Did anyone catch the the San Diego PBS radio station’s live stream of “Murder in the Cathedral”? I got home late and was only able to hear the last 20 minutes -- I did like that snippet, but am sorry to have missed the ful performance.
BTW -- at the end, the announcer noted that in three Saturdays, they will live stream Aida with L. Moore (19:00 PDT).
Happy 72nd birthday soprano Laila Andersson-Palme
Nice to stand next to that note…although our Bolenas were with piano..and she held the notes about an hour longer.
Galvany was the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fell out of the balcony in 1977 (Boheme) and still say she belongs way way up there with the all-time greatest verismo sopranos…but only people with live recordings know..Peccato!!!!
Would any of you know how long a performance of Beaumarchais’ Barber of Seville lasts? What about his Marriage of Figaro? Any help would be appreciated!
Google is your friend.
I’ve looked everywhere and I can’t find anything.
A complete Beaumarchais Mariage de Figaro (running time 2:51)
Thank you! Any idea about Barber?
There were recordings of made by the Comédie française and issued on LP, later cassettes. I have most of the LPs, but they are in storage. You could try French ebay (ebay.fr)
or find them in various libraries.
Wow! Thank you so much! I don’t speak French so buying the LP’s wouldn’t do too much good, but I was wondering since I’m considering putting in a bid to direct Barber at my school next year and I was curious if I could do a double bill with Figaro. That’s obviously not the case anymore!
Obviously both plays (with the third as sequel) are too long to perform in one evening. As for speaking French, you’re young enough to learn and you might enjoy that very much. Good luck with your project.
“Google is your friend”.
I’ll remind you of that “profundism” the next time we’re in chat, basso, when you can’t be bothered to look up who is singing and instead ask everyone who’s the soprano? Who’s the baritone?
ROTFLMAO!!!!! Best laugh of the night!
Is basso anybody’s friend?
Why do you all have to pick on Basso? Basso, hier steht kein napolitanischer General, wo ich steh, steh ich, I will stand by you. It is not nice when all gang up on one. I recall similiar things from school and never found that a nice thing for a group to pick on one.
Danke Feldmarschallin, schon dass du mich unterstutzt. aber ich vermute, die meinen das nicht in ernst, die machen sich uber mich einfach lustig, zum scherz. und ehrlich gesagt ich habe auch ab und zu die andere belastigt… deshalb haben sie einen guten grund wegen mir auszuflippen!!! ubrigens, ich habe gestern abend meine karte gekauft, in Munchen zu fahren um Trovatore/Lohengrin/Ariadne auf Naxos zu sehen--ich kann’s kaum erwarten!
Schön ich bin auch in allen Trovatore Vorstellungen. Lohengrin mit Dasch laß ich ausfallen. Bin aber 18mal in die Festspiele. Vielleicht können wir uns mal in der Pause treffen.
PARTERRIANI! BREAKING NEWS! http://randomoperastuff.tumblr.com/post/46838921593/breaking-news-gelb-museum-to-open-in-new-york
Not as good as the news that Gelb resigned from the MET last night !
Doubtless Karita Mattila, sleeping in a glass box in her Emilia Marty costumes, will curate the first special exhibit, “Kunst oder Konz.lager?”
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