Cher Public

  • Poison Ivy: Uh, Cocky, I’m really curious: how is diDonato a “lousy” ; singer? She doesn’t have a very easy, free... 5:38 PM
  • kashania: AJ: I meant to say that we probably heard different performances. For the one I heard/saw, she was with Alagna and Gagnidze. It... 5:29 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Dasch, Racette, Magee, Harteros, Herlitzius are all very impressive singers (shame about Wilson – joke). I thought... 5:17 PM
  • redbear: It was announced that Chatelet’s “Singin in the Rain” will be coming to Broadway and a city near you after they... 5:09 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I’ll just leave this brilliant Dame Gwyneth In Questa Reggia from a 1980s gala here :-) httpv:// 4:58 PM
  • armerjacquino: Ah, I’ve been unclear. When I said ‘broadcast&# 8217; I meant on the radio. 4:46 PM
  • kashania: AJ: I had the opposite reaction. I found Racette’s HD Tosca underwhelming both vocally and temperamentally. But I really... 4:45 PM
  • PCally: Armer, I was there and wasn’t impressed. I thought she made Ruhr told too much of a victim, too sympathetic. What I find so... 4:34 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 »