Cher Public

  • La Cieca: Maybe you were at a different venue? 5:44 PM
  • oscar: As opposed to Herlitzius who has an evenly produced wobble from top to bottom. 5:44 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: That’s the trouble with Goerke though isn’t it. She gets to A above the stave and suddenly her hitherto very... 5:39 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Thanks for the Pfitzner, beautiful. 5:17 PM
  • Gualtier M: For one thing I felt that the Immolation Scene was the best thing all night. I was upstairs in the front balcony. The... 4:59 PM
  • JohnTwinam: Can’t wait for her master class at Glimmerglass! 4:55 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: And what was that? 4:34 PM
  • jrance: Hmmm…I guess this concert was also given in the parallel universe, for CC’s description of the singing doesn’t... 4:28 PM

Greene beret

Tuesday at 7:00 PM, WQXR’s Operavore and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts offer a sneak peek at “Verdi in Paris,” the theme of this year’s Bel Canto at Caramoor. Maestro Will Crutchfield (not pictured) will present soprano Angela Meade, tenor Noah Baetge and baritone Marco Nisticò in a program of songs and arias from Les vêpres siciliennes. [The Greene Space]


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    Lohenfal says:

    Do you think James Levine will be listening? How long will we have to put up with those inadequate Italian translations of Vêpres and Don Carlos at the Met? Of course, he also advocates inadequate versions of Carmen and Hoffmann, so why should he care about authenticity in Verdi?

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    Lohenfal says:

    A postscript:

    Those translations of Verdi’s French operas are so poor they make even Somma’s libretto for Ballo seem literate. That’s the text with the famous lines:

    Cadavere domani
    Sarai se qui rimani.