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  • oedipe: Take a look at u-tube compilations sung by great tenors of the past. Whenever they include Georges... 11:53 AM
  • Camille: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=1_FKmgCs P7g 11:50 AM
  • CerquettiFarrell: Here he’s obviously the same character. Lovely way of showing the guilt complex... 11:31 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Having the same singer for Marchese / Padre is fairly common, isn’t it? 11:29 AM
  • Krunoslav: I think you will find that any one who listens to historical vocal records in America knows who... 11:28 AM
  • CerquettiFarrell: Just got around to see this production. WOW. Finally somebody made believable theatre out... 11:24 AM
  • Bill: ML – I responded to your query about Studer and Fierrabras on the other thread. The 1988 Theater... 11:18 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I’ve only read about half of it so far, but it’s the fact that I think without... 11:00 AM
  • Bill: ML – The first performances of Fierrabras under Abbado were part of the Wiener Festwochen and... 11:00 AM
  • kashania: Fair enough. As I said, I do think highly of her Juliette and this Mimi is lovely. It’s just... 10:53 AM

Fra le tazze più viva è la webchat

Coming up on Sunday, La Cieca (not pictured) will host a live chat during the webcast of La traviata from the Glyndebourne Festival. She hopes you’ll join her at 12:30 PM, and if you’re still on the fence, maybe Michael Fabiano can convince you. Read more »

Ô après-midi d’amour

Starting in just half an hour, a live broadcast of Faust from De Nederlandse Opera starring Michael Fabiano and Irina Lungu. Naturally, La Casa della Cieca will be open!

The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.   Read more »


Congratulations Michael Fabiano!

The spectacular young American tenor has just been named the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker award.

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Squillo talk

Tenor Michael Fabiano has been named the recipient of the ninth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Pick your poison

I think we’re all aware by now of the wicked libel that the French dramatist Victor Hugo concocted about the fair Lucrezia Borgia with his depiction of her as a murderous virago.

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Magic Michael

Our Own JJ weighs in at some length about OONY’s performance of I Lombardi over at musicalamerica.com.

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Your doyenne, while she never, never would think to record a performance she attends, is from time to time sent recordings of certain live events.

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Light up the sky

Either tonight’s concert performance of I Lombardi by Opera Orchestra of New York was a “star is born” moment for Michael Fabiano, or else there is no such thing as a “star is born” moment any more.

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Who has more justification to wear a wifebeater?

Half full

Opera Orchestra of New York has announced their 2012-2013 season of only two performances.

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