Cher Public

  • m. croche: “I think New York feels envious in one way and critical in another way of all the new operatic activity taking place... 7:43 PM
  • Bill: Camille – James King was a wonderful Bacchus and until later in his career seemed to sail through the role with only the... 7:14 PM
  • Bluebeard: whom I have found….apologies. 7:13 PM
  • Bluebeard: Joyce Didonato, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Cecilia Bartoli are just a few who I find or have found excellent on recording in... 7:13 PM
  • Bill: Amerjacquino – I saw Murray a number of times as the Komponist in Vienna and never much liked her in the role – no... 7:10 PM
  • Kassandra: Speaking of Theodora, the 1st of September (already overseas) was for the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzance) the beginning of the... 6:57 PM
  • steveac10: So by your terms, Flagstad should have stuck to Fledermaus and Faust for the balance of her career and never ventured into the... 6:55 PM
  • Bill: Welser-Moest apparently prefers sopranos as the Komponist. And many sopranos could do the role these days but just no longer try it... 6:55 PM

Mary est de retour

Miss Garden retired a year ago, going to the bandit-infested hills of Corsica to ‘write a book and ride a mule.’  The decision to end her ‘retirement’ was made with the same impetuosity which has marked her colorful life.” Read more »

La “Fille” mal gardée

Natalie Dessay de retour dans la Fille du Régiment” [france musique]

A river in Egypt

comebackAfter six months of professional silence, Natalie Dessay will return to the stage on Monday in Giulio Cesare at the Palais Garnier. A hint of what the Handel may sound like will be found after the jump. Read more »

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The return of Unnatural Acts of Opera

After years (or was it months) wandering der Irrnis und der Leiden Pfade, La Cieca has returned to the broadcast booth for another episode of Unnatural Acts of Opera.

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As of now

Early reports indicate that Rolando Villazón was back in form last night for his return to the stage in L’elisir d’amore at the Vienna Stage Opera.

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Comeback kid

According to first reports, Rolando Villazón enjoyed a much-applauded success earlier this evening at the Vienna State Opera as Nemorino, his first staged opera performance in almost a year.

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Alla stagion dei fior

Rolando Villazón has announced the schedule for his next comeback: L’elisir d’amore in Vienna on March 22, followed by Yevgeny Onegin in Berlin March 26 – April 2. [AFP]

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