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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: In 2003 at Wiener Staatsoper, Plácido Domingo’s voice trailed off and he left... 7:42 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: “Lisa della Casa and Hilde Gueden.” Ivy, I think they just didn’t get along... 7:08 PM
  • MontyNostry: akk, you must now wash your virtual mouth out with soap. 7:04 PM
  • MontyNostry: Required listening — and you’d never guess they hated each other. httpv://www.you... 7:03 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Lisa della Casa and Hilde Gueden. They sang together quite a bit but could not stand one another... 6:22 PM
  • Krunoslav: Adelina Patti and Etelka Gerster Olive Fremstad and Johanna Gadski 5:50 PM
  • Bill: Well, Anny and Hilde were sisters and sometimes sang together – for example in Die Walkuere... 5:49 PM
  • messa di voce: Wasn’t Emily Magee originally announced for this run? 4:59 PM
  • antikitschychick: Hippolyte: Thanks for sharing that. Love the boxing gloves :-P. I actually really like... 4:59 PM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks for various replies Buster. Am not familiar with some of those names so will try and... 4:53 PM

Great shakes

The little opera companies of New York are like chanterelles: Some years they sprout everywhere and you can savor the scent in the woodsy air; other seasons they’re hard to find and unsatisfying when you stumble on a patch. New York’s got lots of untapped vocal talent but you never know which companies will have their ears screwed on straight.   Read more »

One charming afternoon

In recent years the enterprising Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble has brightened the usually arid weeks of August in New York City with some worthy operatic showcases for young singers. This year’s “A Summer of Shakespeare” opened this past weekend with an ambitious and satisfying production of The Fairy Queen, Henry Purcell’s glorious if challenging gloss on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the East 13th Street Theatre right behind Union Square.   Read more »

All the world loves a crown

Seventeenth century opera remains the true connoisseur’s delight partly because it’s so rarely done. However, the Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble is doing its best to brighten the doldrums of August with a wonderfully involving production of Monteverdi’s final opera L’Incoronazione di Poppea which began a six-performance run Thursday evening at Classic Stage Company’s theater, just off of Manhattan’s Union Square.   Read more »