Cher Public

  • Camille: You know, come to think of it, she sang the duet with Domingo, in the 2009 Gala, and there were many singers there being futured... 9:22 PM
  • steveac10: I’ve only seen Gerzmava live once – in last year’s Hoffmann. My experience was much like the description of... 9:13 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: That score is really deficient in many ways. The preface is woefully inadequate and that editor is woefully refutable! 9:12 PM
  • Camille: Thank you for sharing your sweetest memories and I am so happy you have known such great fulfillment and joy. Don’t worry,... 9:11 PM
  • John L: I noticed that too. Like the Met is one to two years behind the LOC. Although certainly not as busy as the Met, the quality of... 8:37 PM
  • Camille: Bill, Jungfer, La Cieca und Alles! I refer you to the SCHOTT publication: TANNHÄUSER und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg Große... 8:27 PM
  • oscar: I was at the premier of this production back in 1977 as well. I’d make a pilgrimage to NY if I knew I could regain my lost... 8:06 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Also born on this day in 1835 composer Camille Saint-Saëns httpvh://www.youtu 7c_z806c 7:32 PM

Divinités du stacks

The noble Alceste of Kirsten Flagstad is but one of many fascinating live recordings featured in Opera Depot’s May Sale, with all new titles 40% off through Sunday, May 13. (And while you’re there, don’t forget to download this month’s freebie, a Rosenkavalier featuring Janet Baker and Helga Dernesch.)

Coupe de grâce

Those among the cher public who did not find enough Wagner in their Christmas stockings (or who are still reeling from the recent ROH travesty they called a Bühnenweihfestspiel) will be pleased to hear that our good friends at Opera Depot are currently offering a free download of Parsifal conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch at the 1963 Bayreuth Festival.

Free Anna

Bel canto fanciers, diva fanatics and freebie queens alike will be delighted to hear that the Met is offering 2,500 gratis tickets to the September 22 open dress rehearsal of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role. Read more »