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  • Feldmarschallin: I heard two of those Salomes in Wien plus many other roles in München, Zürich, Stuttgart,... 1:02 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well certainly early on Callas had an easy top which at least reached to high E. In the... 12:28 PM
  • alejandro: Yowzers. Well, it’s a good thing I don’t know the score at all and I love the... 12:19 PM
  • Poison Ivy: She comes to grief at around 8:00 — there’s some swallowed notes, she ignores the... 11:52 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I wonder if it’s the coloratura in Lucia that makes her uncomfortable. I heard her... 11:35 AM
  • calaf47: In the recent “Romeo” ; concert version from Spain with Yoncheva and Alagna….Y... 11:31 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: I agree with Bill and FeldM- Lucia is not the role for Yoncheva as she is not an E-flat... 11:12 AM
  • Marcello: Not that I am especially keen on Lucia, but there have been quite some unexplained cancellations... 10:59 AM
  • Bill: Yoncheva did have a bit of trouble with all her highest notes as Violetta at the Met last week –... 10:53 AM
  • Bill: Zampieri’s voice was an acquired taste particularly as she had several registers (all 3 of them... 10:40 AM

Chiedi all’aura lusinghiera

La Rondine, which began as a light Viennese operetta before being transformed into an Italian tearjerker, is not a natural diva vehicle, with its wispy emotions and clunky plot…. Yet despite the work’s slightness, Ms. Opolais seemed to live within it, growing in stature as the evening went on and radiating the kind of aura—one that demands that you watch her, and sympathize with her—that defines a star.” Once again, Zachary Woolfe nails it.