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  • armerjacquino: Canada is in North America last time I looked. It’s Ohiogate all over again! 4:52 PM
  • erricco: Like that other “baritone import” Gerald Finley, Gregory Dahl is Canadian. 4:31 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Yes it’s going to be Pierre Audi. This is the production: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-Saf tPrYcUI 3:46 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Porgi Amor, I myself would prefer to see at the Met the Audi production to the Michieletto one. I hope you are right in... 3:44 PM
  • The Conte: I imagine there are plenty of fans of Crotch round here… 3:39 PM
  • Porgy Amor: I probably am being boringly literal here, but isn’t the Met’s Tell going to be the Pierre Audi production already... 3:25 PM
  • antikitschychick: wonderful report indeed, with great interviews; thanks for sharing this Ciccia. Can’t wait to hear the entire... 3:13 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: armerjacquino, I’m happy you were amused. I find the excited discussion on the Royal Opera Guillaume Tell hilarious. Why... 2:29 PM

My knapsack on my back!

Cher public, I give you a photograph of Jonas Kaufmann in a hoodie with a teeny birdie on his shoulder!

33 comments

  • antikitschychick says:

    word on da street is dat dis wigga gotz game…n he fine as fffff** :-P .

  • pasavant says:

    Just got back from hearing Gerald Finley sing Winterreise in Philadelphia. One of the high points of the season. A wonderful artist: great singer and a great musician.

  • Krunoslav says:

    I seem to be the fault finder these days. He IS an exceptional artist and a great singer; I don’t think this was the best recital I have heard from him. Impressive, but he did have some problem with both intonation and voice production at the very top. Serious commitment, as ever, and I’m glad to have heard it.

  • Adalgisa says:

    Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten, anyone?

  • Cicciabella says:

    Just finished listening to the Kaufmann/Deutsch Winterreise, and I think it’s simply wonderful. After the somewhat disappointing Verdi album, Kaufmann is back with a vengeance. As to be expected, his approach is very “operatic”, but highly nuanced. Dynamic variation and contrast make this journey a dizzying emotional roller coaster. Kaufmann uses an astonishing palette of vocal colours to convey a myriad emotional states: reflection, wistfulness, nostalgia, loneliness, bitterness, and, above all, rage and desolation of the soul. His voice sounds supple and juicy. His employs piani of the utmost beauty and sweetness, and his bottom register is rich and steady. No growling, crooning or other indulgences. His phrasing is marvellous, as always, and his diction exemplary. Helmut Deutsch is his excellent self. Bravi!