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“Madame is the greatest diva of them all”

And after this CD (due in October) she’ll make another, and another!  Read more »

Not since the Zodiac Killer…

death of operaMarlis Petersen, in her first shot at the role, is as complete a video Violetta as Rosanna Carteri, Marie McLaughlin or the young Angela Gheorghiu, and as riveting as Teresa Stratas or Anna Netrebko.” [Opera News]

Veiled threat

Since the Metropolitan Opera published its ’15-‘16 calendar, Thursday night’s Tosca lost its conductor, tenor and baritone. Who could ever have imagined that the one principal who did show up would be the often elusive Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu? Her idiosyncratically alluring, sometimes maddening, always fascinating Floria Tosca inevitably became the evening’s unmissable raison d’être! Read more »

Lost soul

Lisette Oropesa sang “The Lost One”—the meaning of “traviata.”

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Five oh!

You know what they all said: “At this rate, she’ll never make it to 50.”

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