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  • marshiemarkII: Yes Magee debut, and she was pretty awful, a distant sound that sounded from under water (no... 7:47 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: I believe that NYCO presented the Weill in English (The Silver Lake?) back in the late 70s... 7:29 PM
  • Camille: Yes she did, and that was her Met debut, if I am not seriously misremembering. 7:25 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: And didn’t she play the foreign princess to Renee’s Rusalka? 7:22 PM
  • PCally: Agreed 7:21 PM
  • manou: Mi flatis (mi pensas …) 7:16 PM
  • Bill: PCally – generally it is thought die Faerberin would be the better of the two roles for Stemme if... 7:09 PM
  • Camille: Not enough high D and C#, either. Although they mostly duck the D. 7:06 PM
  • PCally: I can’t imagine Stemme singing the Kaiserin at this point, not enough flexibility and lyricism... 7:03 PM
  • Camille: “Fahrvergnüg en” Remember when that word hit the US TV screens? Panic and terror broke... 7:02 PM

It’s the pictures that got small

Norma in HD from Teatro Antico, Taormina, Italy. Pollione: Gregory Kunde; Oroveso: Giacomo Prestia; Norma: Chiara Taigi; Adalgisa: Irina Lungu; Clotilde: Katia Lytting; Flavio: Massimiliano Chiarolla. The Chorus of Francesco Cilea, directed by Bruno Tirotta; The Festival Euro Mediterraneo Symphony Orchestra.” [Opera in Cinema]

Fair, game

The Monday, 12th December, Weill Hall recital debut of Signora Chiara Taigi, a strikingly good looking Italian soprano, who had made her American operatic debut this past March, starring as Selika in the OONY production of Meyerbeer’s long-neglected L’Africaine, was something Your Own Camille had looked forward to with a high hopes and a faintly wondering glee, for several months now.   Read more »