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  • Signor Bruschino: wow- ok, LaCieca, but I have actually in my years of posting given both sides of the argument. There is no question that... 8:01 PM
  • williams: Goerke is a mixed bag. Some thrilling moments but her voice, to my ears, curdles above the staff. That said there are few... 7:49 PM
  • grimoaldo: Hahahahahahahahaha Absolutely priceless. 7:19 PM
  • Gualtier M: Oh I think her singing last night went beyond “satisfactor y” and her stage presence was impressive too. Moedl... 7:14 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Certainly this was true of her not very good Turandot last fall. The voice narrowed where it needed to soar. 7:00 PM
  • mercadante: I’ve seen Goerke several times, including as Norma and Leonore in Fidelio. Her top does not always narrow. Some of her... 6:53 PM
  • NPW-Paris: A friend posted this wonderful clip on Facebook. I won’t say which well-known “baroqueR 21; specialist it... 6:32 PM
  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Fun interview: “Netrebko: I’m doing ‘Lohengrin’ in St. Petersburg, but after that I don’t know. I... 6:22 PM

Wingless victory

Of particular visual interest in last weekend’s Lohengrin (though not perhaps so tantalizing as Jonas Kaufmann‘s aristocratic bare feet, pictured above) is the very obvious change in the staging that was made between the antegenerale (in which Anja Harteros sang Elsa) and the telecast opening night. Read more »