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  • PCally: The best example currently would be the Schenk Rusalka, which is in serious need of a paint job,... 12:35 AM
  • Krunoslav: ‘Jolson’s style has dated terribly, but I don’t know how many performers of his generation... 12:19 AM
  • parpignol: I heard Rysanek sing in this production in 1977; I have no memory of the production at all. . . 12:06 AM
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  • Henry Holland: Pelleas et Melisande is a good example for me of the “traditional ” v.... 11:28 PM
  • Fluffy-net: I’d love to see the Kriegenburg production of Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten come to the... 11:24 PM
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Maytime

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298 comments

  • zinka says:

    My latest podcast at: http://handelmania.libsyn.com features a Los Angeles 1980 La Boheme with Diana Soviero,whom I have always considered one of the greatest artists in my long opera experience. I think you will like it. Diana,along with Scotto and Zeani, are the very last of the “verismo divas,” and the voice, combined with the attention to the phrase, the word, the inflection, add up to a “complete” artist. I feel fortunate that I have enjoyed Diana for over 35 years. Brava to her always!!!!!

  • zinka says:

    I get trashed for daring to speak of Leontyne’s crazy mannerisms..but here is an example of GREATNESS, showing that when she was not doing her “thing,” it was amazing…just amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  • zinka says:

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/handelmania/04_-_Olive_Walk.act_3_.mp3

    THIS is what happens when you do not have enough covers for the Ring Operas..or it could be the MALEDIZIONE of the machine….

  • zinka says:

    I was forced to have to use good food to feed all the animals in the neighborhood when i played this….They were able to hear her J#….