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  • Camille: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=fe28C54T sAI Beh…bella voce davvero ma non SA DIRE proprio NIENTE! E di più, non ha per niente... 2:06 PM
  • Bill: Amerjacquino – Nancy Gustafson, a soprano, sang the Komponist 3 times in Vienna in 1997 (also Arabella a few years prior to... 2:01 PM
  • Camille: Yes, the Santuzza was at La Scala, of all places. I knew a contralto who lusted to sing Santuzza and she did. Once, and not twice. 1:49 PM
  • Camille: She can say she is the Tooth Fairy for all I care. She doesn’t sound dramatic no matter what she sings and that was what I... 1:47 PM
  • oscar: If her Wikipedia entry can be trusted, Varady did sing the Composer on stage. Surprisingly not Ariadne. Both Butterly and Kate... 1:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: Short quiz! Sweet little clip, it’s a shame it seems to have vanished from YT. 1:06 PM
  • armerjacquino: And to tie in with the other thread, she’s one of the most (relatively) recent soprano Komponists, on record at least. 1:04 PM
  • UpB7: A correction to my own post from just now. I meant to say “the question ‘Elina Garanca is a dramatic mezzo?’&#... 12:44 PM

Tony, “Danza”

Exclusively for you, the loyal parterriani, here’s a sneak preview video from Joyce and Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall, the new recital CD that can currently be pre-ordered on Amazon.   Read more »

Ambitious spirit

Never let it be said that La Cieca does not pamper her cher public. After the jump, and exclusively on the web, listen to the role debut of Anna Netrebko in Verdi’s Macbeth. Read more »

The world on a string: talking to Jamie Barton

American mezzo Jamie Barton, who has steadily been winning fans in the US over the past few years for her rich and nuanced singing, took the international opera world by storm last weekend by winning both the Song Prize as well as the overall prize in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Watching her final program of arias from Adriana Lecouvreur, Hansel und Gretel, and Berlioz’s Les Troyens, along with a song by Sibelius, it’s hard to imagine how the international jury that included Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Felicity Palmer, Neil Shicoff and Håkan Hagegård could have chosen anyone else.  Read more »

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Snark hope

What could be more exclusive than this? La Cieca offers you a sneak preview of Renée Fleming‘s MTV-style video for “Endlessly!”

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