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  • antikitschychick: thanks for the info manou; I second your well wishes :-). 5:12 PM
  • manou: She is a lovely lady and is apparently travelling quite a bit these days. I certainly hope she is well... 4:51 PM
  • redbear: Wonderful review. I was at the Cleopatra too. First price range, first row, first balcony, nowhere... 4:50 PM
  • antikitschychick: Agree, Satisfied. Blogging is a big commitment though, esp if you get to the point of... 4:43 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: Feld, I don’t know if you use Spotify, but Röschmann’s new CD “Portrait... 4:39 PM
  • manou: Was he up to scratch? 4:29 PM
  • antikitschychick: lol no worries, I made many mental notes :-P. If everything pans out I should be going next... 4:27 PM
  • Satisfied: Intermezzo was one of my favorite blogs. Sad to see it go. 4:01 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Yippie! Even though I love the Goddard finale too, they use the original Bizet music to... 3:39 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Great to know that Coloraturafan gets out of the house now and then! httpv://www.you... 3:31 PM

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 »