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  • moi: I guess we don’t have to worry about that…. I just read, that she’ll be singing... 3:49 AM
  • LT: Her first aria was sung quite well too. Certainly better than that dependable workhorse of today. 2:36 AM
  • Buster: Thanks – her intensity here reminded me of Frida Leider, love her. A lot of Symposium̵... 12:59 AM
  • Buster: Moi: the next Hamburg Fanciulla will be Barbara Haveman. 12:52 AM
  • Vergin Vezzosa: @parpignol – I find your comments about La Rad very interesting as I have had much the... 12:22 AM
  • Sempre liberal: I must admit, the Robert Greenberg Great Courses talks can help pass the time. The Verdi... 11:37 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: She has the widest vibrato I have ever heard, making the likes of Calleja and Florez... 10:52 PM
  • danpatter: That’s a real find! Thanks for sharing this. I’d never heard her before. 8:18 PM
  • kashania: It’s true. I may have been optimistic there. 6:59 PM
  • mia apulia: like a forgotten bad dream from many years ago, suddenly recalled 5:46 PM

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.

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. Read more »

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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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Auto-da-fair

The Salzburg Festival has long had the image of this place where for a little over a month, the very best singers are brought together with the very best conductors and the very best directors to create the very best productions the opera world has to offer.

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