Cher Public

  • Camille: As well, what about this Wotan and why haven’t I heard more about him from some parterrian or other? True that he sings... 10:21 AM
  • Camille: Tantissimi auguri al Egregissimo Maestro di MUsica, Riccardo MUTI! httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=lr8FIaHh aS8 In his finest... 10:03 AM
  • Krunoslav: Those Archives can be tricky…. 9:56 AM
  • Orlando Furioso: GERAINT Evans. I honestly don’t know if that was autocorrect or me typing carelessly. 9:53 AM
  • Orlando Furioso: As has been recounted in more than one book (I recall those by Bing and Gearing Evans), Solti wanted Watson for the Peter... 9:52 AM
  • Christopher Corwin: Thanks. Both the SF archives (again) and an old friend in Chicago let me down. 9:46 AM
  • Camille: What a rare treat! I can hardly wait to hear this one and, certainly, didn’t expect the luxury of hearing Mrs Watson in... 9:36 AM
  • Krunoslav: Two other major Watson studio recordings: Anna in Klemperer’s not quite gelled DON GIOVANNI and Agathe in the von Matacic... 9:28 AM

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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