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  • Camille: One last thing about Monastyrska– for me she bears a great resemblance to Ghena Dimitrova. Dimitrova’s Daughter is... 10:42 PM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Lorenzo, I understand your point of view and it is politically astute. Any attempt (including one by a dithering old... 10:34 PM
  • la vociaccia: that is the remains of a very great voice And Domingo doesn’t sound shabby either ;) 9:00 PM
  • rompicolleone: Hasn’t JK been singing this song all over Europe for the last six months? 7:47 PM
  • manou: Tous dans le même panier? 7:38 PM
  • aulus agerius: PD sounds dreadful – his emission seems utterly undependable. Hey, he’s older than I am – what else would... 7:22 PM
  • Camille: Oh, and Vratogna–for what he lacks in vocal suavité he amply makes up in sleaziness as the most laudiably and justifiably... 7:12 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: I found Cruz-Romo hard-pressed and wiry. Never a fan of Bonisolli. The two stalwarts, Siepi and Bruscantini, sounded by far... 7:07 PM

Semi tough

Here’s Jonas Kaufmann last night in Munich, singing Manrico’s scena from Trovatore, featuring both verses of “Di quella pira” (in B major.)

The complete Trovatore will be webcast as part of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s program of free live streams on Friday, July 5 starting at 1:00 PM EDT.


  • Cocky Kurwenal says:

    Kaufmann just doesn’t produce his voice very efficiently, unfortunately. He sacrifices a lot of volume, and compromises his timbre, in his quest for micromanagement and control.

    • Chimene says:

      You are absolutely spot on!!! you can see him thinking and rethinking how he is going to sing exactly the way he wants it to sound as he is singing it -- it is very off putting, as you are waiting to hear what he has decided to do…

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    • kashania says:

      Wow, thanks for this, QPF. I’m quite enjoying listening to this. Harteros is in splendid voice. Kaufmann has his moments thought no as great. Manistina’s high notes sounded better in Toronto than they do here.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Here’s a nice puppy as Manrico: