Cher Public

  • Camille: Here you be, darlin’̵ 2; httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=JudgofOU Sas I admire Mme Gens very much but need to listen a bit... 1:59 PM
  • derschatzgabber: I am baffled my Stewart Wallace’s career as an opera composer. Even after the significant revisions that Lotfi... 1:54 PM
  • armerjacquino: Yes, lovely stuff. And thank you for Norman, too- the first recording of the work I ever owned. My favourite is Veronique... 1:26 PM
  • Camille: Assolutamente strepitosa!!!! Recall having read an interview with Ms. Streep in which she recounted listening to “some... 1:16 PM
  • kashania: I listened to all the Dido’s Laments that Kruno posted. I think the one that struck me most was Anderson, even with her... 1:15 PM
  • Camille: Sorry, that should be 1955. Features Tucker, Singher, Amara and I just heard McCracken gargling out a few lines as some minor... 1:06 PM
  • Camille: It perhaps bears mentioning that Miss Peters is singing her Olympia this week on a Sirius broadcast of Les Contes d’Hoffm... 1:05 PM
  • aulus agerius: He does sing it twice, exactly the same afaict. And no hi D. It’s amazing the wiggery can’t do any better by... 12:49 PM

Pretty perfect

“In a winter rich with splashy debuts, Friday’s performance of Le Comte Ory introduced a 27-year-old South African charmer who may well be the Met’s next big star. She’s Pretty Yende, and that first name fits her to a tee, what with her willowy figure, megawatt smile and—most of all—ravishing light soprano.” [New York Post]

One furtive tenor

SHOWBIZ Operastar 144450“Mexikanische Startenor” Rolando Villazón has canceled tomorrow night’s performance of L’elisir d’amore at the Munich Opera Festival due to an “acute infection.”  Speaking of “a cute,” substituting in the role of Nemorino will be puppylicious Pavol Breslik. [via]

puppy on a hot tin roof

La Cieca cannot help losing her heart to a stage director who compares Berg’s Lulu to “early Elizabeth Taylor,” particularly when the regisseur in question is puppylicious Paul Curran. (In this video he’s introducing the opera for his new production at Lyric Opera of Chicago opening in November.)

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