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  • mjmacmtenor: And although Mistress Ford is not a showy role vocally, it is NO easy sing (especially in the... 3:09 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: Sorry for the assumption. “Stimm” ; refers to voice and musicality. Beautiful voice,... 3:06 PM
  • manou: Fidelia, I was going to let that one go as I could not find an elegant way of putting it – and... 3:04 PM
  • Straussmonster: short version: stimm=voice=the quality of the instrument itself, a beautiful voice, and the... 2:58 PM
  • PCally: I know a lot of people love early Verdi but it feels like Ernani, not even the best early Verdi IMO,... 2:53 PM
  • Fidelia: Unfortunately the number of parts wasn’t sheared. ;-) 2:46 PM
  • semira mide: Are you kidding? I’ve not visited the site. I wonder if he does? 2:45 PM
  • semira mide: Interesting review and justifies my decision on sitting out Ernani this season. I love the opera... 2:42 PM
  • Fidelia: Happy birthday, Ivy, and warm wishes for the year to come. 2:31 PM
  • m. croche: Today is the 82nd birthday of the Yueju (Shaoxing opera) star Yuan Xuefen. A leading figure in the... 2:09 PM

Things go better with Coote

Sophie Koch, a mezzo-soprano favoured by the current management over Brits Alice Coote and Sarah Connolly, sang Charlotte very intelligently and musically, without ever suggesting a woman on the brink of losing self-control.” [The Telegraph]