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  • m. croche: In re: “those men with the little white thingies over their noses and eyes”. In Beijing opera, there are four... 12:04 PM
  • Tory Adore: Aleatoric opera- John Cage missed an opportunity here. 11:07 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=dPDs NTXuozc Booohooo.Charlie&# 8230;.She slowly rose from the chair…came forward... 10:39 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=oh1N cDiuA70 LOVED that voice…..Hey. .Hold the last note!!!! 9/6/30 birthday/ Melted us... 10:24 AM
  • armerjacquino: Damrau’s version on her recent album is terrific. 10:16 AM
  • Often admonished: it doesn’t seem like an extremely demanding song The breath control required to phrase it properly has defeated a... 10:11 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Valla Allah! as my Turkish friends might say. 4:21 AM
  • NPW-Paris: So, in response to a qustion on anther thread about languages on this site, some Chinese is also allowed! 4:19 AM

True verismo

Jonas Kaufmann‘s Puccini album (the new one on Sony, not the repackaged one on Decca) is being previewed by NPR. You can listen to it here on parterre, right after the jump.   Read more »

The Rusticana at the end of the universe

UPDATED: Jonas Kaufmann in a wifebeater is but one of the attractions of the Salzburg Easter Festival production of the double bill of Cavalleria rusticana, and Pagliacci, telecasts of which you can peruse after the jump. Read more »

Hustle & flu

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performance as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen this Saturday, March 7 matinee, as he is still ill with the flu and unable to travel to New York. Yonghoon Lee, who substituted for Kaufmann at last evening’s performance, has agreed to sing Don José on Saturday.

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Rome invasion

Given that Jonas Kaufmann just canceled half his Met season and Anja Harteros is, well, Anja Harteros, La Cieca thought it would be interesting for us hinterlanders to hear what this duo sounds like when both show up to sing.

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Twenty years of pure hell!

“Speaking on Desert Island Discs, the German opera singer said that he and his colleagues felt as though they were in ‘straight-jackets,’ having to make diary commitments years in advance.”

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Beautiful stranger

Contrary to previous reports, Jonas Kaufmann says he is not dating Madonna.

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Manon Lescaut

The girl can’t help it

Join La Cieca and the parterriani this afternoon for a chat during the premiere of Manon Lescaut from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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Pazzo

No! pazzo son! Guardate!

“La nonna rock è impazzita per Jonas Kaufmann definito il più bel tenore del mondo.”

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New Rock

A page right out of history

“This is obviously a difficult situation. But who knows Hans New Rock, knows his cool and objective aesthetic decision.”

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Speer pressure

One of the things that made François Girard’s 2013 production of Parsifal at the Met so compelling was the way he tried to make the tale of suffering and temptation relevant to a contemporary audience.

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