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  • manou: Placidated? 8:01 PM
  • Regina delle fate: No it was Millo who sang Elvira in Ernani in the UK. Welsh National Opera, her UK debut. I... 7:58 PM
  • warmke: I think you misread. I spoke not of American teachers, but the prevailing need yo sing in big... 7:57 PM
  • antikitschychick: nachEule: email me at jgdm337@yahoo.com and I’d be happy to share it with you ;-).... 7:56 PM
  • Regina delle fate: Desecrated, perhaps? ;) 7:53 PM
  • Regina delle fate: She was excellent as the FP in Salzburg’s Rusalka. Haus für Mozart, mind. 7:44 PM
  • nachEule: Arrggh, I was looking forward to the Salzburg Requiem, but my work schedule changed and I had to... 7:39 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Gawd, of course I mean LeonorA, we are not talking of Fidelio here now eh :lol: 7:30 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Well thank you Steve, there we go, in total agreement, I saw her also around 2010 or 2011,... 7:26 PM
  • marshiemarkII: OMG, I’d give half my kingdom to have a CD of this!!!!!! anybody knows if there is a... 7:22 PM

The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.   Read more »

Mission statement

Can it be nearly a quarter-century ago that an Italian mezzo-soprano in her early twenties recorded her first recital? Classical music and the recording industry have undergone remarkable changes during the intervening years, but Cecilia Bartoli remains the same passionate iconoclast who burst onto the scene with that 1988 Rossini CD. Any new Bartoli recording has become a big event, and Mission–her just-released collection of music by Agostino Steffani–proves once again that there is no one quite like Bartoli– ever the Roman conqueror! Read more »