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  • Feldmarschallin: I heard two of those Salomes in Wien plus many other roles in München, Zürich, Stuttgart,... 1:02 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well certainly early on Callas had an easy top which at least reached to high E. In the... 12:28 PM
  • alejandro: Yowzers. Well, it’s a good thing I don’t know the score at all and I love the... 12:19 PM
  • Poison Ivy: She comes to grief at around 8:00 — there’s some swallowed notes, she ignores the... 11:52 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I wonder if it’s the coloratura in Lucia that makes her uncomfortable. I heard her... 11:35 AM
  • calaf47: In the recent “Romeo” ; concert version from Spain with Yoncheva and Alagna….Y... 11:31 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: I agree with Bill and FeldM- Lucia is not the role for Yoncheva as she is not an E-flat... 11:12 AM
  • Marcello: Not that I am especially keen on Lucia, but there have been quite some unexplained cancellations... 10:59 AM
  • Bill: Yoncheva did have a bit of trouble with all her highest notes as Violetta at the Met last week –... 10:53 AM
  • Bill: Zampieri’s voice was an acquired taste particularly as she had several registers (all 3 of them... 10:40 AM

Thick as thieves

This week’s operatic offering from Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin goes out as a request. Our Own Camille asked for (and got) a little Mercadante in the mix, so here’s a live performance of I briganti from 2012. Read more »

Regie to the Rescue! (A new competition)

La Cieca has always, against all odds, maintained that if there is one expression that best describes the mind of the average member of the cher public, that would be “plus vive que l’oiseau, plus prompte que l’éclair.” As such, it is only fitting that Mignon, by dear Ambroise Thomas, should inaugurate our latest brain-tickling quiz here at parterre.com. Read more »