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  • messa di voce: Videos of the new Manon are up. Alagna looks like he’s getting ready to go down on Opolais in the duet. 10:55 AM
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  • Will: I had several contacts with Robert Tuggle over the years, all related to research for various opera symposia, pre-performance... 10:09 AM
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  • WindyCityOperaman: Thank you Patrick. I was waiting for some Parterre response to Guy’s book. My opera enthusiasm was a direct... 9:24 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.