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  • ML: Thanks, Decaf. There is also an Arthaus DVD made in Potsdam in 2004, conducted by Katschner. And one... 6:38 AM
  • ML: Then there is the great — and funny — Dominique Visse, who sang vividly as a satyr (Satirino)... 6:25 AM
  • turings: Stanley Townsend is a great stage actor – I remember him in the premiere of Conor McPherson̵... 6:13 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: In that picture she looks like a young Judy Densch. 6:05 AM
  • Buster: Moser recorded Der Bajazzo in 1980, auf Italienisch, despite the title. With Franco Bonisolli:... 6:01 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Lance Ryan has asked to be released from this Bayreuth Siegfrieds next season since he could... 5:55 AM
  • Ruxxy: How wonderful to hear Bidu Sayao again. She was one of the iconic artists at the Met for many... 4:58 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: How utterly sweet of you to suggest this, ML, but I have to say that I am... 4:30 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Teseo is in my fav Handel opera. Startling music a shame it is not done more. Also,... 4:17 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: To the best of my knowledge, airchecks were done in the 1930s and 1940s as... 4:12 AM

Happy Birthday USA!

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a fusillade of coloratura fireworks, garnered from the YouTube page of our lovely friend Coloraturafan?

38 comments

  • laddie says:

    We celebrated the holiday with Don Pasquale at Santa Fe. Unfortunately, there was nothing fireworks-like in this production. In a nutshell, Alek Shrader sang well as did Laura Tatulescu. I am afraid that Andrew Shore isn’t very funny. Zachary Nelson was less impressive as Dr. Malatesta than he was as Figaro in last year’s Le Nozze. Music was, well, not very “elastic” as one reviewer put it. I like the clean lines of the set design which is turned upside down after the intermission. One chair, many doors, and a chandelier encompass a set in beige and taupe which later is added to with riotous color in the form of chairs and flowers ordered by Sofronia. Shrader sings the trumpet aria trying to juggle suitcases. Generally, Shrader has too much to do on stage that got in the way of producing a bel canto sensibility. He was the funniest character on stage, however.

    This production is supposed to go to San Fran and Liceu. I think it has a lot of potential that, unfortunately, was not realized at its second performance last night in Santa Fe.

  • Krunoslav says:

    Speaking of Americana, the NY Phil is doing SHOW BOAT in the Fall with the following already announced:

    Ted Sperling Conductor
    Lauren Worsham Magnolia
    Vanessa Williams Julie
    ***Julian Ovenden Gaylord Ravenal***

    Guess we’re lucky Kate Royal isn’t Magnolia, but I MEAN REALLY.

    Michael Todd Simpson, North Carolina-born, was excellent in the part last week at the San Fran Symphony.

    Maybe Miriam Margolyes can be flown in for The Old Lady On the Levee?