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  • nachEule: Already the media is reporting Kaufmann is “warning fans not to buy the Decca cd.” Nowhere in his Facebook statement... 8:32 PM
  • armerjacquino: No, understood, and hope I didn’t come across as combative. But none of us knows why this has happened, and... 7:25 PM
  • 98rsd: LOVE Kelsey! 7:24 PM
  • Milly Grazie: Allow me to clarify. I didn’t intend to state that his unwise choice of rep was to blame for his vocal difficulties,... 7:11 PM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: JML – silly me. I quit OutlookExpress before my email finished sending. Out for a few hours, I got back and... 6:54 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: As far as I know, Keenlyside’s next scheduled performance is in “Ballo” ; at Wiener... 6:53 PM
  • laddie: Kelsey’s performance of Rigoletto BY FAR the best of Santa Fe so far this summer (Cold Mountain doesn’t open until... 6:51 PM
  • la vociaccia: The ‘it ain’t what it used to be’ explanation is that vocal pedagogy (and the general understanding vocal... 6:42 PM

Rodelinda, regina del primo piano

I half-wanted to dislike it; my expectations were very low. Renée Fleming in the Baroque, after her very uncertain recent outings in bel canto! Let’s face it; this year, her Rossini (Armida) and Donizetti (Lucrezia Borgia) did not cover her in glory. How, at this HD relay on December 3, would she cope with Handel’s stitchery, hardly less complex for the voice than that of Rossini?  Read more »