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  • Bill: Hippolyte – I agree with you. I never have had trouble hearing any singer in the new Met no... 8:18 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I had an experience a few years ago which I think argues your points better than mine, and is very... 8:16 AM
  • papopera: Let us say, it is quite spectacular 7:38 AM
  • Krunoslav: Porgy– interesting; to me the Malick film foundered on Linda Manz–roughly my... 7:20 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Ponnelle was a genius. Now, in some ways, the torch has passed to Herheim httpv://www.y... 6:42 AM
  • turings: This is a problem with revivals more generally though, no? I’ve only ever seen two productions... 6:29 AM
  • armerjacquino: Beautifully put. 6:15 AM
  • armerjacquino: Couldn’t agree more about that NOZZE. And once again the devil is in the detail. Some... 6:14 AM
  • Buster: “One idea for one work, for one scene, or for one aria is not enough.” I also love what... 5:55 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: The Grandeur that was Madga (pity that the piansit was such a schlep and insensitive to... 5:51 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 »