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  • la vociaccia: Ben Heppner retiring from singing: http://mobile.nyti mes.com/blogs/arts beat/2014/04/24... 6:13 PM
  • phoenix: And just exactly where can I find this ‘A-list̵ 7; you write about? Is bel canto the... 6:11 PM
  • semira mide: tiger1dk, I only have heard the complete Tell with Pavarotti on recordings, but I did hear... 5:54 PM
  • la vociaccia: Would you really take Shrader over either of the singers mentioned here? I’m just trying... 5:50 PM
  • The Conte: I’d take Shrader over pretty much anything (kitchen table, sink etc.) Going on that... 5:30 PM
  • Henry Holland: Also: August 21 Britten: War Requieum Susan Gritton soprano Toby Spence tenor Hanno... 5:28 PM
  • laddie: So agree with you! 5:11 PM
  • redbear: I just saw an Act III in concert on the 13th with the Bordeaux-Aquitaine orchestra and Paul Daniel.... 5:03 PM
  • aulus agerius: Not too shabby, Leonardo C! I am very pleasantly surprised. In bocca al lupo!! 5:00 PM
  • rapt: Thanks for that note, WCO–it didn’t even OCCUR to me! At my age, I need all the help I can... 4:17 PM

Per molts anys, Montserrat Caballé!

The legendary soprano celebrates her 80th birthday today.

241 comments

  • kashania says:

    What struck me about the 2nd intermission interviews was how little personality Slytherin displayed and how much of it Delevan displayed.

    • jimupde says:

      Give Slytherin a break. I’m sure he is in a daze and the last thing he wanted was an interview and had no remarks prepared. Delevan reminds me of George London in places.

      • Bianca Castafiore says:

        Sritheran, people.

      • MontyNostry says:

        Indeed, Sritheran must have been a little overwhelmed. (Interesting that both Siegmunds were Kiwis.) I like Delavan’s sound, though it is not quite a first-class voice to my ear. I see what you mean about London, but that **was** what I call a great voice, even if he sometimes cawed a bit. Delavan always seems like Mr Personality in interviews.

      • kashania says:

        No doubt, Sritheran had a right to be dazed after making his debut in such a exposed way. But the interview was a real dud. And having it followed up by Delevan didn’t help.

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  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Pity that this one is not in synch, but it’s a much higher resolution video than I’ve seen of this

    • kashania says:

      A complete video of a Behrens/Voigt/Rysanek Elektra? Wow!

      • marshiemarkII says:

        And it is predictably SENSATIONAL of course, Kashie!
        That’s the performance I saw from the stage of the magnificent Teatro Colon.

      • marshiemarkII says:

        It is a also a very beautiful production by the great Roberto Oswald!
        Mille grazie Quanto!

        • warmke says:

          If one lives long enough one sees fascinating word combinations one never thought possible. here is one I would have never dreamed in a million years:
          great + Roberto Oswald.

        • marshiemarkII says:

          warmke would you care to say more specifics, one line dismissals are so boring…….
          I think Roberto was one of the more intelligent regiseurs of his time, some of his productions challenging and arresting as this Elektra, or the Gotterdammerung and Siegfried I saw at the Colon, and a not so interesting Tristan from Chicago, with Jon Vickers (in glorious form of course!!!!). Fascinating man in person.
          What are your experiences with him?

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  • zinka says:

    Caballe says she will return and do German Lieder….Is she pazza??loca? nutty?