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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    . . . he has some great operas that are underplayed by comparison that I consider if not quite equals at least interesting enough to warrant more play (as an example Luisa Miller which though not quite as strong is a great opera which is seen more seldom than it deserves)
    I'd welcome more Luisa Millers.

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    Ooops.


    In the post from Bayreuth to a Twitter friend. I am reliably informed it's Der Ring des Nibelungen.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    Ooops.


    In the post from Bayreuth to a Twitter friend. I am reliably informed it's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
    German declensions OMG. They'll be the death of me.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    German declensions OMG. They'll be the death of me.
    I know the problem - all the years I studied German and I had to make them up as I went along (don't tell MAuer...). Russian is worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I know the problem - all the years I studied German and I had to make them up as I went along (don't tell MAuer...). Russian is worse.
    I believe Estonian makes everyone else look like rank amateurs. 15 cases!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I believe Estonian makes everyone else look like rank amateurs. 15 cases!


    And I've had to guess at the gender of German nouns plenty of times myself.

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    Just saw Ann Hallenberg sing Vagaus in Juditha triumphans with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and she was so fantastic. I'm going to seriously strain something if I try and write about something that's so obviously wonderful, just go see her if you can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dichteurehalle View Post
    Just saw Ann Hallenberg sing Vagaus in Juditha triumphans with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and she was so fantastic. I'm going to seriously strain something if I try and write about something that's so obviously wonderful, just go see her if you can!
    I'd love to have heard that, she is amazing!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    Ooops.

    In the post from Bayreuth to a Twitter friend. I am reliably informed it's Der Ring des Nibelungen.

    Love this response from Bayreuth. These have got to be collectors' items now!


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    I feel better. German really is a challenging language, it isn't just me!

    Good for Bayreuth!

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    Ann, that challenge looks quite fun, thanks for posting!

    I just took another coworker to their first staged opera, though I don't know if this one counts, since his parents were fans and he listens to things like Boheme and Turandot on Spotify. We saw Il Barbiere, and Peter Mattei was on FIRE, even by his standards! And more energetic and dance-y than usual

    Otherwise, Dmitry Korchak was not in good voice for most of the night, but managed a pretty good Non piu. And I very much prefer Muraro to Lanchas for Bartolo, as Lanchas just isn't very audible at higher tempos. Petrenko has done better La Calunnia's this run; Pretty Yende, nonspeaking pratfalls man, Berta, and donkey in usual good form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post

    Uh oh. Hanging out at Parterre Box!

    I would guess Joyce DiDonato will sing the mezzo role Arsace in Semiramide, as she sang the mezzo role in La Donna del Lago - also, I think JDD has said she's done singing Cenerentola. I wonder if that extends to Cendrillon - which is more Romantic period than bel canto, but still...

    Whoever guessed Lludmyla Monastyrska singing Cio Cio San: Time to give up the Mad Dog (don't ask).

    I think Dolora Zajick is a good guess for Azucena - I saw her sing the role in Berlin.

    I think Domingo would have to be out of his mind to try and sing at the Met again - it's a huge auditorium. Although he will be singing Nabucco next year in LA and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, too, is a large auditorium.

    Santuzza - I have a bit of an inside line here. Elina Garanca, when Luiz and I interviewed her a year or so ago, told us that Santuzza is the one role she really wants to sing - she's tired of bel canto and trouser roles.

    Maybe the Met can convince Andreas Schager to come over and sing Parsifal. Although, again, the auditorium may be too big for his voice. But he absolutely lights up the stage with the role.

    Someone guessed Joel Prieto as singing Ferrando - Prieto was out of this world when I saw him sing in La Finta Giardiniera, and has made Ferrando a calling card. I would love to see him get a crack at the Met.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I think Dolora Zajick is a good guess for Azucena - I saw her sing the role in Berlin.
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    Santuzza - I have a bit of an inside line here. Elina Garanca, when Luiz and I interviewed her a year or so ago, told us that Santuzza is the one role she really wants to sing - she's tired of bel canto and trouser roles.

    Maybe the Met can convince Andreas Schager to come over and sing Parsifal. Although, again, the auditorium may be too big for his voice. But he absolutely lights up the stage with the role.
    Yeah, I'm going with Zajick for Azucena as well, though Anita Rashvelishvili sang it recently (in London?) and got some great reviews, so I'd be excited to see her!

    I follow Elina Garanca on Instagram, and she's posted a number of things about how she's looking forward to taking on some new roles (Santuzza, which she did in Paris in the fall, and Eboli), so I hope you're right!

    Someone was just telling me the other day about how they're a huge Andreas Schager fan. At this rate, I may have to somehow find room in the budget for a second Paris trip! Especially if the Met gives Gurnemanz to someone who is not Gunther Groissbock. But I am going to go with Jonas Kaufman cancelling and being replaced at the last minute by ... Christopher Ventris?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Whoever guessed Lludmyla Monastyrska singing Cio Cio San: Time to give up the Mad Dog (don't ask).
    I have a lovely vision of Pinkerton flying through the paper walls propelled by a well-aimed kick to the derriere.
    Natalie

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