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  • 98rsd: Two observations: since most of the “hysteria 221; is coming via Mr Gordon, that explains why... 5:06 PM
  • coloraturafan: Absolutely agreed!!! More Donizetti would be very welcome. All of the operas you mention... 5:06 PM
  • operaassport: And why is any of it relevant to the current contract negotiations? 5:04 PM
  • kashania: Garanca and Tezier do sound ideal but does JDF have enough voice for the part? I don’t know... 5:00 PM
  • kashania: YES, Barton! 4:57 PM
  • alejandro: La Favorite with Barton PLEASE! I would swoon! 4:51 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Video of the team of federal mediators just appointed to save the day: httpv://www.you... 4:40 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks for the ID – I would not have guessed. But who would have guessed she would... 4:37 PM
  • oedipe: Hmm, I’ve seen Dargomyzhsky’ ;s Rusalka more often than Dvorak’s. I can even... 4:23 PM
  • bronzino: oh–just wake me up when it’s over, won’t you? 4:10 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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