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Cher Public

  • Evenhanded: Well. Buster: The Hager studio recording (mentioned by Bill) is totally complete, as far as I... 5:22 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I will hear Tatjana Serjan very soon as Tosca and will be very interested to hear her live. I... 5:18 PM
  • spiderman: so many people are raving about this performance. frankely i am seeing an overparted behrens who... 5:07 PM
  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: I was there and thought that Behrens Elettra was quite exciting. It may have... 4:51 PM
  • kennedet: You might not want to wish You Tube away but it is not the true representation of a voice quality.... 4:47 PM
  • Cicciabella: I believe the Fidelio was in 2010. I missed most of that season because of personal... 4:46 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘Mozart, apparently disappointed with the reduced technical prowess of the tenor who was to... 4:41 PM
  • polplancon: Getting back to Idomeneo: Mozart, apparently disappointed with the reduced technical prowess of... 3:53 PM
  • Maury D: Look, I’m sorry to snap at you in particular but people here have a lot of unexamined stuff... 3:48 PM
  • Orion: I saw Sonya YONCHEVA performing in Madrid alongside Roberto ALAGNA in a concert version of... 3:37 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 »