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  • Lohengrin: AN should be on the hat, her successoressess are already there inside. Such a shouting and... 2:58 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Wow, you are right – she more then he. The voice sounds too thick and... 1:52 AM
  • Operngasse: To quote Scarlet, “As God is my witness”, I am not making this up. The SF Chronicle... 1:50 AM
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  • Phantom Violist: FYI, the “Age of Innocence” movie scenes above were filmed in Philadelphia... 1:41 AM
  • Poison Ivy: In other news, the Met has released this clip of the Iolanta dress. httpv://www.you... 12:40 AM
  • Hans Lick: p.s. I forgot to mention that The Play of Daniel from the Cloisters was on television. I... 12:13 AM
  • Hans Lick: Camille - Oberlin (like Alfred Deller) is from the pre-Mesozoic! I never heard him sing in... 12:12 AM
  • Camille: I’d so love to shake my tambourine and groove thing along mit das Band, so do tell! A real... 11:58 PM
  • Camille: Do you, also from the Operatic Mesozoic like moi, not recall Mr Russell Oberlin? He was doing his... 11:53 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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