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  • kashania: Thanks for this, Marianne. I also wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Gioconda from a couple of weeks ago, especially the... 10:58 AM
  • quoth the maven: When I saw her in the Salzburg Trovatore earlier this month, the voice sounded as free and firm as I’d ever heard... 10:42 AM
  • moritz: The Lebanon with an aera about half the size of Wales and a population of around 4,4 million took in more than 1,2 million Syrian... 10:38 AM
  • ML: Could be wonderful. 10:31 AM
  • ML: She steers her career well, as you indicated, and the voice has been in lustrous form this month. 10:28 AM
  • armerjacquino: What *is* the ‘long range future’ where Netrebko is concerned? If most other soprano careers are anything to go... 9:40 AM
  • kennedet: Time always tell, Bill. The bottom in many cases is the first to go. Vocal technique and all of its ramifications will continue... 9:38 AM
  • La Cieca: Yes, and we all recall the old saying, “She had such a beautiful voice until she ruined it singing all that Massenet and... 9:31 AM

Maytime

Let the discussion (of off-topic and general interest subjects) bud and flower!

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#….