Cher Public

  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I know it’s unbearably hot these days in Germany and elsewhere, but I find it amusing that Thieleman is... 10:33 AM
  • Cicciabella: Unrelated to Joan Sutherland, but apparently Bakanova replacing Yoncheva in Traviata at the ROH was a real star-is-born... 10:12 AM
  • Rowna: Random thoughts: As soon as Ms Elkins started singing, my ears perked up. What a great artist with a beautiful voice. I am and... 7:58 AM
  • Henry Holland: Thanks for the heads up, I’ll give it a listen this weekend. 1:57 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: OK – this cements it: I am officially changing the cast and date on my Mixcloud page and removing... 1:44 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Listen to her Leonore from Wiener Staatsoper in June at my Mixcloud page and judge for yourself.... 1:39 AM
  • Cicciabella: Soffel is not the youngest of singers. Making allowances for that, I liked what she did with the text. No-one was anywhere... 1:11 AM
  • dr.malatempra: Indeed, the finest Verdi baritone singing I have heard since the prime of Cornell Macneil or the young,(Goldovsky Opera... 12:52 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?