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  • everest: After the last performances of Ernani in 1985 (intended for Caballé, who withdrew after her... 2:47 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Good she had some decent performances. I am listening to the Berlin Parsifal now and am... 2:42 PM
  • Buster: Janice Baird is Ortrud in the Rouen Lohengrin with Barbara Haveman. Looking foreward to that a lot. 2:36 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes but most of them in Lübbeck and Essen. :( Speaking of Brünnhildes there was one several... 2:24 PM
  • Camille: Yes, it was in that most iconic of Mr Treigle’s roles, MEFISTOFELE, in which I saw him first,... 1:58 PM
  • Camille: As yo can see, cara Feldie, she has sung a lot of Brünnehildes: http://operabase.c om/listart.cgi?... 1:41 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: So now my question has anyone heard her? Never even heard of her. Well I will know more... 1:24 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: In der Vorstellung von Richard Wagners Götterdämmerung am 29. März 2015 wird Rebecca Teem... 1:16 PM
  • Gualtier M: The “Cossotto 221; incident was after a vocal competition not at the one Puccini... 12:36 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Azulao httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=gnm3 vsszQT0 12:12 PM

Feline AIDS continues unabated

“[J]udging singers in their 20s is truly difficult, especially with so much at stake for the finalists, including a $15,000 cash prize for each winner. Comparably gifted pianists in their 20s are much more likely to be technically assured and finished performers. Operatic voices, though, need long nurturing. Most young singers are still working out elements of their technique. Inevitably, the judges for these auditions are assessing the potential of the finalists as much as their actual performances. Moreover, as was made clear by the documentary film ‘The Audition,’ which followed the last round of the 2007 competition, performing in this concert could not be more high-pressure.” [Need You Ask?]