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  • Chenier631: I applaud Keenlyside for his decision. At least he knows when to back out of a role that doesn’t suit his voice. I... 11:52 AM
  • Gualtier M: Here are some clips of Juan Jesus Rodriguez: Di Provenza al Mar: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=jwrX Z9Mo7wM Pari Siamo... 11:23 AM
  • la vociaccia: That’s what I would prefer, but I’ve already been whining about AMM being absent from the Met long enough so I... 10:13 AM
  • zinka: More OT..What else can I do????? Someone said a baritone waited years and years for a Scala audition. Finalmente…t here he... 10:11 AM
  • Often admonished: It would be a stretch for him. 9:25 AM
  • tatiana: They should move Ana Maria Martinez over to Mimi and leave the Musettas as TBA. 8:55 AM
  • la vociaccia: For La Boheme there really isn’t much risk. People planningNYC visits who want to catch an opera will probably be... 8:16 AM
  • Krunoslav: Bostridge! 6:58 AM

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 »