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  • coloraturafan: It’s the Parterre, this is what they do! Gang up and trash anything they don’t like. Cyber-trashing... 9:41 PM
  • Krunoslav: Ja, ja. 8:20 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: Fair enough. Pretty much all a matter of taste. 8:15 PM
  • Krunoslav: No personal malice towards you or your passée diva. I just think her a career-long poor stylist outside of mozart, J, Strauss... 7:26 PM
  • gustave of montreal: That very interesting to read is. 6:40 PM
  • kashania: The more opera lovers up here, the better! :) 6:12 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Did he say that? Interesting. It may hold a clue to my own reactions to Bellini. 6:06 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Opolais will sing Nov 21, Dec 7 and 10 5:34 PM

Under a linden tree

A new CD features the ten most gorgeous minutes recorded by a tenor in Wagner since World War II. It is Jonas Kaufmann singing from Act Two of Siegfried “Dass der mein Vater nicht ist… Du holdes Vöglein!” – otherwise known as “The Forest Murmurs.” This fragment lies perfectly for him, in the very middle of his voice, with a brief G the highest note.  His tone is sumptuous and flows effortlessly with the glamour, distinctiveness and immediate recognizability that define a great “classical” singer. He is able to sing over a wide dynamic range from breathtaking softness, always full bodied, to a ripe but never heavy sound at fuller voice, and there is wonderful contrast throughout. Read more »