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    Fans of Joseph Calleja, Natalie Dessay, or Philippe Jaroussky can now vote for their favorite to be selected Gramophone magazine's Artist of the Year for 2012.
    http://www.gramophone.co.uk/artist-of-the-year-2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Fans of Joseph Calleja, Natalie Dessay, or Philippe Jaroussky can now vote for their favorite to be selected Gramophone magazine's Artist of the Year for 2012.
    http://www.gramophone.co.uk/artist-of-the-year-2012
    I shall vote for Ms Dessay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    I shall vote for Ms Dessay.
    I voted for Jaroussky, although I was tempted by Calleja. I think Jaroussky is a fantastic artist, with wonderful skill, so that's why I chose him.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I voted for Jaroussky, although I was tempted by Calleja. I think Jaroussky is a fantastic artist, with wonderful skill, so that's why I chose him.
    Jaroussky gets my vote too, without hesitation. While both Ms. Dessay and Mr. Calleja are fine artists, there are lots of good sopranos and good tenors out there. There aren't many countertenors as good as Jaroussky, though. His artistry is just unbelievable. I've liked him from the moment I first heard his voice, and having seen him live in a recital singing a couple of meters from me (I was sitting in special seats they placed inside the orchestra pit) was an unforgettable experience.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Jaroussky gets my vote too, without hesitation. While both Ms. Dessay and Mr. Calleja are fine artists, there are lots of good sopranos and good tenors out there. There aren't many countertenors as good as Jaroussky, though. His artistry is just unbelievable. I've liked him from the moment I first heard his voice, and having seen him live in a recital singing a couple of meters from me (I was sitting in special seats they placed inside the orchestra pit) was an unforgettable experience.
    Funnily enough I didn't actually like his voice when I first heard him, but he's just won me over with his wonderful singing.

    Lucky you to hear him live, Alma.
    Natalie

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    Why is Opera Now giving space to this intemperate pile of cow manure?

    http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/magazines...ry.asp?id=1564

    If this was written on this site I'd infract Thicknesse for trolling.
    Natalie

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    Well, there are a few colorful words (I was not even aware of what 'etiolated' means, and have to take a look at my Oxford) but overall is just an opinion on HIP performances and underlying philosophy.

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    Sondra Radvanovsky on singing Anna Bolena for the Washington National Opera:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entert...377_story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Why is Opera Now giving space to this intemperate pile of cow manure?

    http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/magazines...ry.asp?id=1564

    If this was written on this site I'd infract Thicknesse for trolling.
    Personally, I believe that Thicknesse had a very unhappy childhood.
    It would almost seem that he hasn't paid any attention to HIP since the early days of Hogwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Personally, I believe that Thicknesse had a very unhappy childhood.
    It would almost seem that he hasn't paid any attention to HIP since the early days of Hogwood.
    Well exactly. Has he even HEARD of William Christie, who is reponsible for some of the most joyful and pleasurable performances I have ever experienced?
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Well exactly. Has he even HEARD of William Christie, who is reponsible for some of the most joyful and pleasurable performances I have ever experienced?
    Or even Renè Jacobs. His Mozart makes my heart squeal with delight.

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    Nobody is forcing that writer to listen to historically informed performance practice.

    Fact is it is now almost standard practice to approach early music this way, and significant number of music schools are at least aware of this practice as part of music education and training, and itself as a means of expressing old music, which believe it or not, using ancient aesthetics that sound more appealing to vast numbers of audiences today. In short, "it works". And it is not as "dogmatic" as the article makes it. HIP conductors do offer interpretative art, as conductors conducting an identical piece do not sound like carbon copies of each other. The article has confused the aesthetics of Beecham, Boult, Stokowski and Dorati - based on the aesthetics of late Romanticism - as being still relevant. The listening world today has rediscovered "new" aesthetics based on older practice.

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    Trebs is leaving the -inas behind

    It would seem that everyone's favourite booby Russian is venturing into Spinto land.
    Also, Lady Macbeth. I foresee train-wrecks.

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    Some more news on opera houses' 2012-13 seasons (I couldn't locate the thread specifically devoted to this topic):

    Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf-Duisburg
    2012-13 Season
    http://www.rheinoper.de/

    New Productions

    - Kalman: Die Czardasfürstin (The Czardas Princess)
    30 October-11 November 2012; 31 December 2012; 7 February 2013, 13 March 2013, 19 April-17 May 2013 (Duisburg)
    Conductor: Wolfram Koloseus
    Director: Joan Anton Rechi
    Cast: Nataliya Kovalova/Romana Noack, Bruce Rankin/Corby Welch, et. al.

    - Richard Strauss: Elektra
    22 September-7 October 2012 (Düsseldorf)
    Conductor: Axel Kober
    Director: Christof Nel
    Cast: Linda Watson, Morenike Fadayomi, Renée Morloc, Wolfgang Schmidt, Hans Peter König

    - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
    1 December 2012-6 January 2013; 15, 17 February 2013; 28 April 2013; 13, 29 June 2013 (Duisburg)
    Conductor: Axel Kober/Christoph Altstaedt/Ralf Lange
    Director: Michael Hampe
    Cast: Adam Palka, Anett Fritsch, Sylvia Hamvasi, Laimonas Pautienius, Annika Kaschenz, Marta Márquez, Bruce Rankin, Johannes Preissinger, Sami Luttinen, Daniel Djambazian, Anna Lucia Richter

    - Mozart: Don Giovanni
    7 December 2012-19 January 2013; 23 February 2013; 28 April 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    Conductor: Friedemann Layer
    Director: Karoline Gruber
    Cast: Richard Sveda, Liana Aleksanyan, Brigitte Kele, Günes Gürle, Jussi Myllys, Iulia Elena Surdu, David Jerusalem, Hans Peter König

    - Handel: Serse
    26 January-17 February 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    Conductor: Konrad Junghänel
    Director: Stefan Herheim
    Cast: Valer Barna-Sabadus, Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Terry Wey, Sarah Ferede,Anke Krabbe, Torben Jürgens, Hagen Matzeit

    - Helmut Oehring/Wagner: SehnSuchtMEER oder vom fliegende Holländer
    8-28 March 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    Conductor: Axel Kober
    Director: Claus Guth
    Cast: Manuela Uhl, Simon Neal, Rudolf Kowalski, David Moss, et. al.

    - Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress
    6-27 April 2013 (Duisburg)
    Conductor: Wen-Pin Chien
    Director: Sabine Hartmannshenn
    Cast: Jussi Myllys, Anke Krabbe, James Bobby, Marta Márquez, Günes Gürle, Florian Simson, Lukasz Konieczny

    - Wagner: Tannhäuser
    4 May-2 June 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    Conductor: Axel Kober
    Director: Burkhard C. Kosminski
    Cast: Daniel Frank, Elisabet Strid, Elena Zhidkova, Markus Eiche, Thorsten Grümbel, et. al.

    - Zemlinsky: Eine florentinische Tragödie/Der Zwerg
    15 June-21 July 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
    Director: Barbara Klimo (Eine florentische Tragödie)/Immo Karaman (Der Zwerg)
    Cast: Corby Welch, Anooshah Golesorkhi, Jania Vuletic, Sylvia Hamvasi, Anke Krabbe, Raymond Very, Stefan Heidemann, Elisabeth Selle, Alma Sadé, Iryna Vakula, Jessica Stavros, Hella Bartnig

    - Verdi: Luisa Miller
    4-20 July 2013 (Duisburg)
    Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi
    Director: Carlos Wagner
    Cast: Olesya Golovneva, Giancarlo Monsalve, Thorsten Grümbel, Susan Maclean, Sami Luttinen, Katarzyna Kuncio

    Repertoire Productions

    - Puccini: Tosca
    16 September 2012; 12 October 2012; 17 November 2012; 16 December 2012 (Duisburg)
    8 February-2 March 2013 (Düsseldorf)

    - Puccini: La Boheme
    14 October-4 November 2012 (Düsseldorf)
    21 November 2012; 30 November 2012 (Duisburg)

    - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci
    18 October-2 November 2012 (Düsseldorf)

    - Richard Strauss: Salome
    1-24 November 2012; 27 December 2012; 23 March 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    3 May 2013; 18 May 2013 (Duisburg)

    - Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
    18 November-1 December 2012 (Düsseldorf)
    25 November-30 December 2012 (Duisburg)

    - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
    21 November 2012; 29 November 2012; 24 February 2013; 1 March 2013; 6 April 2013; 20 April 2013 (Düsseldorf)

    - Bizet: Carmen
    22 November-6 December 2012; 3 March 2013; 9 March 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    19 December 2012-13 January 2013; 7 April-5 May 2013 (Duisburg)

    - Richard Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
    9 December 2012; 13 April 2013; 14 June 2013 (Düsseldorf)

    - Verdi: Rigoletto
    5 January-9 February 2013; 24 May 2013; 29 June 2013; 18 July 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    12 June 2013; 22 June 2013 (Duisburg)

    - Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites
    27 January 2013; 22 February 2013; 29 March 2013; 11 April 2013 (Düsseldorf)

    - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
    29 January-2 February 2013; 11 July 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    13 June-27 July 2013 (Duisburg)

    - Verdi: Falstaff
    21-30 March 2013 (Düsseldorf)

    - Wagner: Die Walküre
    31 March 2013; 7 April 2013 (Düsseldorf)
    25 May-16 June 2013 (Duisburg)

    - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera
    11 May-23 June 2013 (Düsseldorf)

    - Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer
    16 May-27 June 2013 (Düsseldorf)

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