Cher Public

  • 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

Incremental health

Says the Met press office (a propos of nothing much on a quiet Friday afternoon): “Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will conduct the Met’s new production of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung which premieres January 27, 2012, and continues on January 31, February 3, 7, and 11 matinee. Luisi will also conduct the MET Orchestra concert at Carnegie Hall on January 15, featuring Renée Fleming as soloist. He replaces the Met’s Music Director, James Levine, who is continuing his rehabilitation after a fall last September that necessitated emergency back surgery.”