Cher Public

  • PCally: I don’t know if this has been posted elsewhere already but has anyone seen this? Apparently Jennifer Wilson isn’t too... 7:06 PM
  • Greg.Freed: Ach, that was intended for Krunoslav. 7:03 PM
  • Greg.Freed: And yet I feel certain you knew who I meant, umnica Krumnica 7:02 PM
  • Gualtier M: The Boheme and Fledermaus have been added to the Rigoletto and Tosca as discounted tickets on Goldstar. Frittoli and Vargas... 6:51 PM
  • grimoaldo: ” the opera turned out to be, as it does every time I’m afraid, about the purity of the motherland. The same chill set in... 6:13 PM
  • kashania: I heard Rutherford’s Orest with the Boston Symphony on a broadcast. I liked the basic tone which I found attractive and... 5:21 PM
  • laddie: Don’t know if this has been posted previously, from 11/23, an extensive interview in English with Dima who mentions how he... 5:18 PM
  • PCally: Armer, can you say what you don’t find appealing about Gens as the Countess? Most reviews of the recording point to her as... 4:42 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 »