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  • Buster: I agree – all of Toscanini’s Salzburg recordings are wonderful: Fidelio 1st act, Falstaff, and Zauberflöte too. I... 3:04 PM
  • messa di voce: If you can put up with bad sound, try the Salzburg Meistersinger – the most genial, lyrical account of the score you... 2:31 PM
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  • quibbleglib: I’ve never understood the fuss about Toscanini. I’ve always found his operatic conducting to be rushed and... 1:36 PM
  • NPW-Paris: But during Tosca at the Met the audience seemed to find Tosca stabbling Scarpia an absolute scream. 1:33 PM
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Insieme, perduta, abbandonata

La Cieca hears that the forthcoming Verismo CD, currently in the studio with Anna Netrebko and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia led by Antonio Pappano, will include the complete Act Four of Manon Lescaut. The disc is scheduled for a November release.

Internet won

La Cieca figures she might as well retire from editing, and for that matter, Manuel Brug can put down his critic’s pen, because the above is, bar none, the greatest headline ever written.

Ultima voce del mio destino

Long rumored, here it is: Anna Netrebko sings “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda! Read more »

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From a distance

Things coming in the future, cher public: Anna Netrebko sings Adriana, Maddalena and Turandot; Stefan Herheim directs Der Ring des Nibelungen.

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Anna Poster Adriana

Scostatevi, profani!

Yet another new role for Anna Netrebko on the horizon: in a press conference yesterday in Mexico, the soprano announced she plans to sing Adriana Lecouvreur.

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In questi fieri momenti

The program Anna Netrebko sang at Beaver Creek on Thursday included her first public performance of “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda.

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Anna Csardas

The showgirl must go on

Last night’s complete concert version of Die Csárdásfürstin from Dresden is viewable, after the jump.

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Anna Netrebko

The seven percent solution

You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.

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Flame war

The role debut of a world-class singer is always a time of great anticipation, hopefully to be followed by celebration, if not unbridled jubilation.

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Anna Netrebko

First of the last

An early preview of the new Netrebko/Barneboim/Strauss CD, including Anna’s first performance of the “Vier letzte Lieder.”

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