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  • Dabrowski: Do they get the fee for rehearsal time, or just performances? Are there reimbursements or per... 9:32 AM
  • La Cieca: Whoever the item is about, my understanding is that the current top fee at the Met for singers is... 9:26 AM
  • messa di voce: How many gigs at the Met did she cancel? Wasn’t she supposed to come back for some... 9:25 AM
  • Dabrowski: So if it is Netrebko, what IS her fee? I assume it’s the highest of anybody around. I... 9:10 AM
  • La Cieca: The horns are the only natural thing about that performance. 9:07 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Sweetie darling: have you ever BEEN on a baseball field? There is a reason why... 8:54 AM
  • Krunoslav: ‘MontyNostry says: Ciccia — her Alcina in London was uncomfortably on the sharp side... 8:53 AM
  • arepo: Yep. This one was a no-brainer … er … no-seer. Her Nebs for sure. 8:44 AM
  • messa di voce: Blind items this season = Iolanta 8:40 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: AN? 8:33 AM

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?