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  • antikitschychick: dang that does sound like it’s going to be good! But I have so much studying to do…don’ ;t know hw... 1:06 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: One hour until Berlin Philharmonic live concert at Digital Concert Hall. Anna Caterina Antonacci debuts with the... 1:02 PM
  • armerjacquino: Speaking of sponsors, I’m afraid I’m going to have to decline the kind offer to give them $100 the Met has just... 1:00 PM
  • armerjacquino: DCF: the way you describe Scarpia is one way of playing it, sure, but there’s plenty in the text to support a... 12:53 PM
  • JohninSeattle: Try the Orbach version. No autotune in 1969. And you get Detective Briscoe from his song & dance days. 12:43 PM
  • antikitschychick: Don Carlo F: I too like the blandness/seeming emptiness of Scarpia’s office. I agree he’s more a... 12:42 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Redbear, to give you a bit of personal context, I’m exactly the kind of person who should have been on board with the... 12:31 PM
  • antikitschychick: you’re welcome Lohenfal; glad you read them :-). Honestly (and this is also in response to redbear’s... 12:26 PM

True verismo

Jonas Kaufmann‘s Puccini album (the new one on Sony, not the repackaged one on Decca) is being previewed by NPR. You can listen to it here on parterre, right after the jump.   Read more »

The world of tomorrow

“Sony Classical is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive recording contract with Plácido Domingo. This new agreement brings the legendary singer back to the company where his unparalleled recording career started in the late 1960s. Sony Classical’s catalog boasts many of his milestone recordings, and the renewed collaboration between Mr. Domingo and the label promises to explore new repertoire areas and showcase fascinating new aspects of this great artist.” [via Slipped Disc]