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  • La Cieca: There is no question that the Met as an organization has shown very little ‘Levine’ fan-fare. The fact that Levine himself has... 11:36 AM
  • bobsnsane: The details were simply delicious _ no devil to be found ! 11:14 AM
  • bobsnsane: Placido redux. 11:12 AM
  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Fun interview with Piotr and Anna on Lohengrin(in english) httpv://youtu.be/f RQJaKOkAus?list... 11:05 AM
  • Bill: It was one of Bing’s more “modern̶ 1; productions done for Milanov – the entire opera was updated some two... 10:56 AM
  • Krunoslav: “That said, I can think of no one else active in 2013 whom I would want to take her place in this production.” httpv://www.y... 10:12 AM
  • Bill: Most of Thielemann’s series of performances at the Vienna State Opera have appeared on CD on DGG – perhaps not yet the... 10:09 AM
  • Krunoslav: “That said, I can think of no one else active in 2013 whom I would want to take her place in this production.R... 10:06 AM

She got through all of last year and she’s here

The apparently immortal Anja Silja (all those performances of Vec Makropulos must have rubbed off!) is seen here in her newest role, Babulenka in Prokofiev’s Igrok at Oper Frankfurt. The soprano, who debuted in 1956 as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, is now in the 57th year of her career. Read more »

Miss Mattila is ageless

mattila_fever_thumbLa Cieca has managed to nab a few moments of video of tonight’s performance of Vec Makropulos from San Francisco, proving that Karita Mattila is indeed today’s ideal interpreter of the role of Emilia Marty. [Video]

Scotto sings again

scotto_thumbThe tutelary goddess of parterre.com performs a few phrases of La bohème — in 2010.

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Pole position

Dame Kiri te Kanawa‘s cousin (who calls the opera diva “auntie because of the age difference”) is promoting “Australia’s first pole-dancing championships.” 

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suon festivo

Here’s bel canto goddess Mariella Devia in fiery form for the final cabaletta from Anna Bolena earlier this month in Palermo. (Just ignore the annoying interpolated interviste.) [kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/rT5cpY2qJ2c” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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equal time

Recital in Tokyo, November 2007. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/kGgFU8_bpLM” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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