Cher Public

  • Krunoslav: Try this clip: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=DZ7s 8XPPPfo 12:01 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=WtKs E3rfBto You mean I can discover even more????? Gorgeous work and the legendary 76 yr.old... 11:52 AM
  • Bill: Isokoski took a professorship at a University in the north of Finland and decided to curtail her public performances after her... 11:31 AM
  • Bill: At one point about 2 years ago Stoyanova stated in an interview when asked about new roles that although she was not one to ask for... 11:25 AM
  • Krunoslav: “For Di Quella Pira he had to climb onto a crescent moon which then rose quite high over the stage, looking as if it was... 11:08 AM
  • Krunoslav: Do any of our members have performance memories of Edith Coates, who always looks unbelievably stagy and crude in pics of her... 10:44 AM
  • Krunoslav: Met coloratura (1954-59) Dolores Wilson– she of the Nixa LUCIA– played Aunt Jenny in this musical; she actually... 10:35 AM
  • whiskey per tutti: There was a “studio cast” recording with at least some of the original cast participating, Sally Ann Howes... 9:55 AM

F. and Furious

Has it been a year already? Apparently so, because the honorees for the eighth annual F. Paul Driscoll Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence, or as they are colloquially  known, the Opera News Awards, have just this minute been announced. The five superb artists who have made an invaluable contribution to the art form this time around are sopranos Mirella Freni and Dawn Upshaw, countertenor David Daniels, baritone Simon Keenlyside, and bass-baritone Eric Owens. The eighth annual FPDAOAFE ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 21 at the Plaza in New York City.

Mirella Freni: money laundress?

Soprano Mirella Freni is under investigation by the Bologna District Attorney’s office of Bologna for money laundering and exportation of money abroad in connection with the BER bank. The artist from Modena, 76, will be heard by the magistrates in the next few days to clarify her position, now that the DA Antonella Scandellari has sent her a notice of the closing of the investigations. The singer has so far denied any wrongdoing. (Thanks to Our Own Ercole Farnese for the tip!) [Corriere della Sera]