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  • everest: Ah, I stand corrected. I know that Voigt did sing the role someplace early on (I have heard a... 9:03 PM
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  • Resistopiu: Both Alexia Voulgaridou and Noah Stewart have withdrawn from the two Butterfly performances at... 8:38 PM
  • armerjacquino: Anti- I’m a bit baffled by your list. The FORZA Leonora is about as spinto as it gets.... 8:14 PM
  • manou: Placidated? 8:01 PM
  • Regina delle fate: No it was Millo who sang Elvira in Ernani in the UK. Welsh National Opera, her UK debut. I... 7:58 PM
  • warmke: I think you misread. I spoke not of American teachers, but the prevailing need yo sing in big... 7:57 PM
  • antikitschychick: nachEule: email me at jgdm337@yahoo.com and I’d be happy to share it with you ;-).... 7:56 PM
  • Regina delle fate: Desecrated, perhaps? ;) 7:53 PM
  • Regina delle fate: She was excellent as the FP in Salzburg’s Rusalka. Haus für Mozart, mind. 7:44 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 »