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    The San Francisco Opera Merola Program actually started a Zheng Cao scholarship last year. clicky.

    Flicka also volunteers a lot at the St. Martin de Porres Catholic, an inner-city elementary school that teaches a lot of low-income students, in Oakland too. She helped start a music program there.

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    Great, it's another excellent topic for discussion with her. She seems to be an extremely nice lady. Unlike most artists, when I requested an interview, she replied directly to me herself, in very friendly terms, instead of directing her agent to do so. I'm very excited about it since I have always admired her work, and I heard that she is beloved by her colleagues for her qualities as a person.

    Do you - or anybody else here - have more suggestions of topics to discuss with her during the interview?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Good thing I don't have heart trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post


    Good thing I don't have heart trouble.
    Oh, I was so distracted by the hair that at first I missed the chest!!!
    Natalie

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    What are you guys talking about? This picture is not flattering for the guy's chest. It makes him look like he's got moobs!
    "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
    What are you guys talking about? This picture is not flattering for the guy's chest. It makes him look like he's got moobs!
    Way to spoil a good thing!
    Natalie

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    Doesn't matter. The guy is the best tenor in the world right now.
    Speaking of which, JK has a new twitter account. @TenorKaufmann. Although, it's unclear whether it's his publicist or Kaufmann that's using the account. Probably his publicist.

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    And here's a gratuitous JK photo.
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    Had a 'Handel' day yesterday visiting St George's Hanover Square and Handel House Museum (which is going to be extended to include entrance to the Hendrix flat). Then last night saw a wonderful concert performance of Radamisto at the Barbican. David Daniels (Radamisto), Patricia Bardon (Zenobia), Luca Pisaroni (Tiridate), Brenda Rae (Polissena), Elizabeth Watts (Tigrane) & Robert Rice (Farasmane). The English Concert led by Harry Bickett.

    Beginning the 'get' Handel, I predict financial difficulties ahead.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    What are you guys talking about? This picture is not flattering for the guy's chest. It makes him look like he's got moobs!
    My thoughts exactly!
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Had a 'Handel' day yesterday visiting St George's Hanover Square and Handel House Museum (which is going to be extended to include entrance to the Hendrix flat). Then last night saw a wonderful concert performance of Radamisto at the Barbican. David Daniels (Radamisto), Patricia Bardon (Zenobia), Luca Pisaroni (Tiridate), Brenda Rae (Polissena), Elizabeth Watts (Tigrane) & Robert Rice (Farasmane). The English Concert led by Harry Bickett.
    I am so envious - I've been following the boys on facebook so I knew it was happening,

    Beginning the 'get' Handel, I predict financial difficulties ahead.
    He was a prolific boy, so yes, I agree.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I am so envious - I've been following the boys on facebook so I knew it was happening
    Predictably for me it was Luca Pisaroni who stood out but I loved all the singers.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
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    I don't know why, but I really don't like counter tenors' voices. I don't like the falsetto voice at all. The tenor voice seems much more virile to me.

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    Went to see La Traviata on saturday night at the English National Opera.

    It was really great, a solid cast, but the direction by Peter Konwitschny was absolutely amazing. Just a series of blood-red curtains being drawn open until at the end Violetta dissapeared into the darkness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emiellucifuge View Post
    Went to see La Traviata on saturday night at the English National Opera.

    It was really great, a solid cast, but the direction by Peter Konwitschny was absolutely amazing. Just a series of blood-red curtains being drawn open until at the end Violetta dissapeared into the darkness.
    But... but... Traviata sung in English? Not good. What was made of the word "amore"? Love? Not the same!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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