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Your Coloraturafan dollars at work

The first two webisodes of Coloraturafan‘s interview series are now live. Read more »

He is a camera

One of the nicest of parterrians, coloraturafan has launched an exciting new video project and he could use a little help from you, the cher public. After the jump, an explanation and an appeal.   Read more »

U mad?

For all those Mad Scene lovers out there, here is a video of some great Mad Scenes in opera. I’ve put together some more obscure scenes along with the popular ones from the bel canto composers like Donizetti and Bellini. I hope you enjoy! Read more »

Tall in the saddle

I put together a video just for a bit of fun today, looking at the standard “warhorse” operas that opera companies tend to throw at us year after year, and offering some alternative operas that could be offered in their place.

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Carlo Bergonzi 1924-2014

The legendary and beloved Italian tenor died earlier today. He was 90.

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Suivez-moi! suivez-moi!

Hey, folks! I wanted to put together a compilation of arias from a unique part of opera history, French grand opera. Today, from that genre, we’re going to hear great tenor arias.

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Happy Birthday USA!

What better way to celebrate the birthday of the USA than with a fusillade of coloratura fireworks, garnered from the YouTube page of our lovely friend Coloraturafan?

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The dark is light enough

Our Own Coloraturafan salutes the summer festival season with a compilation of Ladies Macbeth singing “La luce langue.”

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Sweatin’ to the cabalettas

Here’s a playlist of bel canto favorite suitable for motivating even the most couch potatoesque of parterrians to put in a hard session of weight training.

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Mad, mad, mad, mad scenes

In anticipation of the Met’s revival this evening of I puritani, I thought it might be nice to take a look back at a few archival videos. In terms of commercial videos, there isn’t much out there, so once again I look to those great old pirated videos for inspiration.

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