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    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Amfortas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalman View Post
    What is this new Verdi Otello blu-ray from C Major posted on Presto?
    You can watch the full performance here.

    Looks interesting visually, and Thielemann conducting is a plus. But Cura couldn't sing the role ten years ago; he doesn't seem to have gotten any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    You can watch the full performance here.

    Looks interesting visually, and Thielemann conducting is a plus. But Cura couldn't sing the role ten years ago; he doesn't seem to have gotten any better.
    To be fair to Thielemann, I think Johan Botha was originally down to play the role but he already was unwell with the condition that caused his unfortunate death. Probably not many tenors who can sing this role who are available at short notice.

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    I couldn't agree more. It's surprising though how he sings exactly like 10 years ago. It's clever cheating - he doesn't have enough stamina for the role, so he rushes his lines so that he expends about 70% of the breath required. The conductor has to follow suit so it's always on the exciting side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalman View Post
    I couldn't agree more. It's surprising though how he sings exactly like 10 years ago. It's clever cheating - he doesn't have enough stamina for the role, so he rushes his lines so that he expends about 70% of the breath required. The conductor has to follow suit so it's always on the exciting side.
    Melchior would get ahead of the beat, too. But . . . he was Melchior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Melchior would get ahead of the beat, too. But . . . he was Melchior.
    Cura is not getting ahead of the beat, because the conductor follows suit and keeps the beat where Cura needs it, he just sings very fast on short breaths. There is a comic moment on the Liceu blu-ray where he ends act II together with the baritone singing "Dio vendicator!". They are supposed to sing this together, but Cura finishes these two words like 2 seconds before the baritone, and this in a performance that was already well rehearsed and it's not opening night. Check the disc if you have it, it's unbelievable, very end of act II. Cura barks the text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalman View Post
    Cura is not getting ahead of the beat, because the conductor follows suit and keeps the beat where Cura needs it, he just sings very fast on short breaths. There is a comic moment on the Liceu blu-ray where he ends act II together with the baritone singing "Dio vendicator!". They are supposed to sing this together, but Cura finishes these two words like 2 seconds before the baritone, and this in a performance that was already well rehearsed and it's not opening night. Check the disc if you have it, it's unbelievable, very end of act II. Cura barks the text.
    Never liked him much.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Ditto: poor technique combined with a so-so voice produces predictable results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Never liked him much.
    Agreed and I don't think he's used much at the top houses.

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    I found an ad for this new release in the latest issue of Das Opernglas:



    Philippe Jaroussky: “La Storia di Orfeo
    Arias from operas by Montverdi, Luigi Rossi, and Sartorio dealing with the Orpheus myth
    With Emőke Baráth (soprano)
    Conductor/orchestra: Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera

    Though countertenors aren’t my cup of tea, I know many OL members enjoy listening to them and to M. Jaroussky in particular.

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    Nun stuff for Festat, which I found after reading this interesting article in the Guardian.

    Lucrezia Borgia's Daughter
    Princess, Nun and Musician: Motets from a 16th century convent

    Natalie

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    Oh, that looks wonderful even if the attributed composer is solely based on a wild hunch.

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    Two items for the Bel Canto crowd: Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia with Sutherland and Kraus is being re-issued by Opus Arte in what appears from the trailer to be pretty decent picture. And, Donizetti's Rosmunda d'inghilterra is up for Blu ray release in mid-may. Jessica Pratt and Eva Mei are featured.

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    According to the unofficial Jonas Kaufmann web site (http://www.jkaufmann.info/neu.htm), rumors are circulating that, at the “beginning of the month” (April? May?), the tenor and conductor Bertrand de Billy recorded a “French album.” Don’t know if this means French opera excerpts or French art songs. In any event, he was recently interviewed by Vienna’s Radio Klassik, and the station’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/radioklassikStephansdom/ -- post on 6 May) indicated the discussion, which covered topics such as his voice, plans for the future, and his thoughts about Munich’s two football (a.k.a. soccer) teams, will be broadcast 2 June. I'm guessing there is some sort of reference to this album when he talks about future plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    and his thoughts about Munich’s two football (a.k.a. soccer) teams
    Hehe, I'm interested in this part. I hate Bayern Munich, given that this team has repeatedly won championships by defeating other teams I love, including, in an occasion when I attended the final game in person; big disappointment. So I hope Herr K. likes the other one (TSV), because if he doesn't, then, I... I... will not like his singing at least once every 100 times he sings. There! That will teach him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Hehe, I'm interested in this part. I hate Bayern Munich, given that this team has repeatedly won championships by defeating other teams I love, including, in an occasion when I attended the final game in person; big disappointment. So I hope Herr K. likes the other one (TSV), because if he doesn't, then, I... I... will not like his singing at least once every 100 times he sings. There! That will teach him!


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