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  • LT: An idea for a regie Nozze – set it in the Clinton household. 6:41 PM
  • grimoaldo: https://www.thegua rdian.com/culture/ 2016/jul/27/edinbu rgh-festival-offer s-refunds-for-cont roversial-opera-be fore-opening... 6:38 PM
  • lastcastrato: Indeed. Domenico Mustafa, castrato (1829-1912) was considered for the role of Klingsor by Wagner himself. 6:16 PM
  • Patrick Mack: Thank You Milly, I still can’t believe that review and I’ve read it twice. Not that I’m not a fan of that... 6:10 PM
  • Milly Grazie: FYI before anyone pitches in… I do realize that the video I sent link of is NOT a clip from the Hollywood Bowl Tosca,... 5:49 PM
  • Milly Grazie: Just looked at the short clip here – www.hollywoodbowl. com/tickets/tosca/ 2016-07-24 Embarrassing! Scarpia wandering... 5:41 PM
  • bronzino: The role of Klingsor is such a lost opportunity– with his particular ‘amputation& #8217;, would not this have been a... 5:02 PM
  • PCally: Grummer is even better on that recording than the studio as well. 5:01 PM

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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