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  • Dabrowski: Well-deserved! httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=NxQf 7Amn-_U 8:50 AM
  • tatiana: Congratulations, Jamie!! This is wonderful news. A beautiful voice backed by taste, intelligence,... 8:42 AM
  • Christopher Corwin: An odd list of winners but the choice for Best Operatic Recital CD was a happy one:... 8:32 AM
  • Christopher Corwin: http://parterre.co m/2013/06/26/the-w orld-on-a-string-t alking-to-jamie-ba rton/ 8:25 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Was the so-called rare Caruso recording of “Dai campi, dai prati” included in... 7:39 AM
  • redbear: Der Vogel 6:23 AM
  • redbear: You need to hear Selma Kurtz singing Die Volgel im Walde! 6:21 AM
  • Ilka Saro: Whoops my bad. I only watched the video of the aria itself. I see the chairs are still there in... 6:20 AM
  • Ilka Saro: The Met Player performance from Oct 11 is the one I watched. I found it on youtube as well.... 6:14 AM
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Farinelli from heaven

Many contemporary opera-lovers must rue that they can never hear such 19th century icons as Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient or Adolphe Nourrit or the Garcia sisters, Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot. But my impossible wish would be to hear one of the great castrati who dominated opera for most of the 18th century. I’m not the only one intrigued by these (mercifully) now-extinct musical anomalies—it’s a fascination that continues into the 21st century as heard on three variously compelling recent castrato-oriented CDs by countertenors David Hansen, Franco Fagioli and Philippe Jaroussky. In addition, the latter’s current US tour stopped by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Grace Rainey Rogers auditorium Tuesday evening. Read more »

Happy Birthday Philippe Jaroussky!

The French countertenor is 35 years old today. Read more »