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  • Lohengrin: I only know the YT-clips of the production and mostly agre with Your opinion. Alvarez is not the... 4:49 AM
  • Cicciabella: AJ, thank you for that last sentence. I try to support small local opera and/or musical... 4:38 AM
  • Cicciabella: Borras to the Regie rescue! 4:27 AM
  • Cicciabella: Gheorghiu has had a good run. It’s amazing the number of recordings she’s made.... 4:25 AM
  • Porgy Amor: I’m fond of saying that Garanca in this production was Betty Draper a couple years before... 4:23 AM
  • manou: Sanford is not satisfied. 4:18 AM
  • Lohengrin: She “missed̶ 1; the recent CD-production of Aida in Rome….. There someone else... 4:12 AM
  • Cicciabella: LOL. She can’t stop saying how the role isn’t vocally challenging (no high notes!).... 4:08 AM
  • Cicciabella: DSS, this is the production your beloved Garanca was in. A clever and stylish production, with... 4:03 AM
  • armerjacquino: She’s a good singer. Not a great one, but a good singer with a good voice and a good... 4:02 AM

Mask me no questions

In what seems to be turning into an informal salute to Kathleen Battle (not pictured), our gem from the Mike Richter collection this week is a performance of Un ballo in maschera, featuring Jose Carreras and Katia Ricciarelli (pictured).

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
November 25, 1977

Riccardo: Jose Carreras
Amelia: Katia Ricciarelli
Renato: Yuri Mazurok
Oscar: Kathleen Battle
Ulrica: Patricia Payne

Conductor: Kurt Herbert Adler

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