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  • alejandro: I was there. IOLANTA was marvelous. I am not a Beczala fan but this was amazing singing tonight.... 11:50 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: JML, Thanks for correcting my misspelling. 11:45 PM
  • bluecabochon: I wouldn’t wait too long. Symphony Space only has seats upstairs, in the front rows,... 11:02 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: And apparently the R department, too. 10:52 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: IOLANTA! I am lacking in the N depatment. 10:51 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: The opera is called “Iolata̶ 1; (not “IolandaR 21;) and a... 10:50 PM
  • NPW-Paris: He left at the interval? 10:45 PM
  • Evenhanded: Well. Thanks, bluecabochon! I see there are theaters in NY and Philly, and just might try to get... 10:05 PM
  • Evenhanded: Well. Steveac10: I agree on all counts. Valente was a stupendously moving performer and her... 10:03 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Did anyone listen to the postponed prima of Iolanda tonight? This is the first time I... 9:59 PM

The dark is light enough

Our Own Coloraturafan salutes the summer festival season with a compilation of Ladies Macbeth singing “La luce langue.”

43 comments

  • Cicciabella says:

    Thank you, coloraturafan, for yet another fantastic compilation. Maria should have changed her name to Mary Macbeth. Sass saddens me: that Sprechstimme-from-the-grave is so ugly, but not in a good way. Urmana gets full points for text clarity. Verrett and Cappuccilli in this performance: what can one say except: “Viva Verdi!” and “Grande Abbado!”

    As to a Meyerbeer compilation: pretty please if you find the time. It is true La Cieca does not like him, but she would not deprive us of the pleasure, I’m sure.

  • Cicciabella says:

    Also: zinka’s right about Marisa Galvany. What a meaty voice! Very satisfying.

  • The_Kid says:

    actually, i have been reading about these star-studded casts that some of us think would finally get Gli Ugonotti the recognition it deserves, but i haven’t seen any actual lists here. maybe some of the parterriani would step up to the challenge, and chalk out such a cast list (with singers who are still performing)?