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  • phoenix: Aulus, you are an observant & objective listener. Please give us your take on the performance... 4:57 PM
  • PCally: Tbh I know nothing about Killebrew other then that was in the Chereau ring. She’s wonderful so... 4:50 PM
  • Krunoslav: Pcally– indeed you are right. Killebrew did sing Fricka, and also Erda, elsewhere–... 4:49 PM
  • PCally: Krunoslav, Gwendolyn Killebrew sing Waltraute and one of the Valkyries (and she’s lovely in... 4:25 PM
  • Buster: Carlo Maria Giulini & Charlotte Margiono on stage together: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=a... 4:00 PM
  • Poison Ivy: If Brownlee were rejected from a gig and the stated reason was “at this time we do not feel... 3:51 PM
  • Buster: We can add Mattiwilda Dobbs and Reri Grist, who both sang the Woodbird. 3:46 PM
  • Krunoslav: If one is a fucking idiot in public on such an evident and divisive issue one is bound to be... 3:40 PM
  • Krunoslav: Yes, but her statement here is still too categorical: “It isn’t with pride that I say that still,... 3:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: Right. So every black singer who has ever auditioned to play the Marschallin, or Eva, or Elsa,... 3:20 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?