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  • kashania: Agreed. Harteros is perhaps more ideally suited to Wagner/Strauss/Moz art (her Elsa in the Jones... 1:44 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Fidelia and Lohengrin do not waste your time. This creature has been trashing Harteros for... 1:41 PM
  • Camille: o mon dieu! Now I want Confiture Ispahan, aussi!!!! YUM! thank you for introducing me to such... 1:39 PM
  • PCally: Kraneled, even if I shared your opinion (which I don’t) can you name a soprano who currently... 1:36 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Ah yes, roses… My Iranian friends love Pierre Hermé’s Ispahan as well! It turns up at... 1:35 PM
  • Camille: O danke Feldmarschallin und Lohengrin. Jetzt verstehe ich was ist ein “Diwan” ;! 1:35 PM
  • rapt: Heard her live just two years ago–have already raved about it a couple of times here. Her voice... 1:34 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I’m not complaining. The remarkable thing is that the recording is as good as it is. 1:32 PM
  • Buster: Wesseling is excellent too, but I don’t know any of the other singers either. No giants... 1:32 PM
  • Camille: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=EmPpDXvn Rr4 A rose from Ispahan along with a lily de la belle France. 1:30 PM

On this island

“The Valerie Masterson of our generation!”

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  • DeepSouthSenior says:

    Lucy Crowe was superb as Servilia (at least in Live in HD) in the 2012-2013 “La Clemenza di Tito” at the MET. I thought that Crowe, Elina Garanca, Kate Lindsey, and Barbara Frittoli were an aural and visual feast in that production. Right place, right time, right mix of artists. I would never have thought of Lucy Crowe as Marguerite, though.

    Rupert Christiansen seems to be quite smitten with Lucy: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/glyndebourne/9255412/Glyndebourne-interview-with-soprano-Lucy-Crowe-ahead-of-Little-Vixen.html

  • Baritenor says:

    Speaking of Lorna Haywood, anyone got memories of her worth sharing? I am too young (and too American) to have experienced her career, but I recently worked very closely with her when she directed Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicci at Opera San Jose and she was full of stories.

  • grimoaldo says:

    Was someone speaking of Lorna Haywood? I remember her, whether it is worth sharing or not I am not sure, mostly as Musetta in an ENO La Boheme with Valerie Masterson as Mimi and David Rendall as Rodolfo, in a production by Jean-Claude Auvray, Haywood was very good, flamboyant in the role,I brought some friends to see my beloved Valerie and they were knocked out by Haywood more than by her, which was not what I intended but I didn’t really mind. Also Rendall sang gloriously in those performances.