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  • Camille: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=fe28C54T sAI Beh…bella voce davvero ma non SA DIRE proprio NIENTE! E di più, non ha per niente... 2:06 PM
  • Bill: Amerjacquino – Nancy Gustafson, a soprano, sang the Komponist 3 times in Vienna in 1997 (also Arabella a few years prior to... 2:01 PM
  • Camille: Yes, the Santuzza was at La Scala, of all places. I knew a contralto who lusted to sing Santuzza and she did. Once, and not twice. 1:49 PM
  • Camille: She can say she is the Tooth Fairy for all I care. She doesn’t sound dramatic no matter what she sings and that was what I... 1:47 PM
  • oscar: If her Wikipedia entry can be trusted, Varady did sing the Composer on stage. Surprisingly not Ariadne. Both Butterly and Kate... 1:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: Short quiz! Sweet little clip, it’s a shame it seems to have vanished from YT. 1:06 PM
  • armerjacquino: And to tie in with the other thread, she’s one of the most (relatively) recent soprano Komponists, on record at least. 1:04 PM
  • UpB7: A correction to my own post from just now. I meant to say “the question ‘Elina Garanca is a dramatic mezzo?’&#... 12:44 PM

One night only, one night only, there’s nothing more to say

The Art House in Provincetown, MA, headed by Mark Cortale, will present Metropolitan Opera Star Deborah Voigt in ‘Voigt Lessons’ created by Terrence McNally, Francesca Zambello and Deborah Voigt, for one night only on August 2 at 6:30 PM.

The recursion of kitsch

Like the double or triple negative (where theoretically pairs of “nots” cancel each other out, but in practice you can’t be so sure) this tidbit of news La Cieca just read has her confused and uncertain. It seems that at a recital in Tulsa last night, Dame Kiri te Kanawa sang as an encore a Jake Heggie setting of Maria Callas‘s final monologue from Terrence McNally‘s Master Class. You know, the one that McNally didn’t actually write but rather collated from some random remarks Callas made in an entirely different emotional context. Read more »