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  1. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: The finals for Plácido Domingo’s Operalia...

    The finals for Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition are coming up in a few days.
    https://www.operaliacompetition.org/prague-2019

    When I looked at the list of singers who will be participating,...
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    https://www.jonaskaufmann.com/media/cover/kaufmann...

    https://www.jonaskaufmann.com/media/cover/kaufmann_wien_3000x3000_5d245fe57eedb8.85972273.jpg

    Jonas Kaufmann’s new album of Viennese operetta arias, due out 11 October.
  3. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Jonas Kaufmann is celebrating his 50th birthday...

    Jonas Kaufmann is celebrating his 50th birthday today. Kind of hard to believe -- I remember hearing him when he was in his early 30s! He should be at the peak of his career now, and I hope we can...
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    A wide variety of recordings, from operatic...

    A wide variety of recordings, from operatic rarities to recital discs, historic collections to a couple of crossover discs, is reviewed in the double July-August issue of Das Opernglas...
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    Ariadne auf Naxos at the Cincinnati Opera

    6 July 2019
    Corbett Auditorium, School for the Creative and Performing Arts

    Opera in one act with prologue
    Music by Richard Strauss
    Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

    Conductor: Jun Märkle...
  6. Thread: News

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    Sticky: According to a couple of news briefs in the...

    According to a couple of news briefs in the latest issue of Opernwelt, Daniel Barenboim’s contract as General Music Director of the Berlin State Opera has been extended until 2027. Meanwhile, the...
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    Nearly all of the recordings reviewed in the...

    Nearly all of the recordings reviewed in the July, 2019, issue of Opernwelt (http://www.opernwelt.de/) – a couple of operatic rarities and an assortment of Lieder recitals – receive favorable...
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    Next up in the Cincinnati Opera's 2019 season is...

    Next up in the Cincinnati Opera's 2019 season is Ariadne auf Naxos tomorrow evening. The title role is sung by Twyla Robinson, who is also heard in the role of Florinda in the Zürich Opera’s video...
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    As beautiful as Domingo's voice is, I find his...

    As beautiful as Domingo's voice is, I find his unidiomatic German pronunciation to be a stumbling block in this repertoire.

    Fingers crossed that Jonas Kaufmann eventually records the role of...
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    Hope you enjoy the performance -- with Simon's...

    Hope you enjoy the performance -- with Simon's Count!
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    I'm wondering what condition Villazón’s voice is...

    I'm wondering what condition Villazón’s voice is in nowadays. I'm assuming this recording was made fairly recently.
  12. Roméo et Juliette at the Cincinnati Opera

    27 June 2019
    Springer Auditorium, Music Hall

    Opera in five acts
    Music by Charles Gounod
    Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare

    Conductor: ...
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    Interesting group of soloists in that Messiah. ...

    Interesting group of soloists in that Messiah. Please let us know what you think of it.
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    Coming up for me tomorrow evening is the...

    Coming up for me tomorrow evening is the Cincinnati Opera’s production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with Nicole Cabell and Matthew White in the leads.
  15. Thread: News

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    Sticky: In 2021, the Opéra National de Paris will be...

    In 2021, the Opéra National de Paris will be staging performances of Aida with Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanĉa, and Ludovic Tézier in the leading roles. (Source of this information is...
  16. Hope all goes well with the dissertation and your...

    Hope all goes well with the dissertation and your Master's!
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    Le Nozze di Figaro at the Cincinnati Opera

    13 June 2019
    Springer Auditorium, Music Hall

    Opera in four acts
    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte based on the comedy by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
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    The Cincinnati Opera's 2019 summer season begins...

    The Cincinnati Opera's 2019 summer season begins this evening with Le Nozze di Figaro. Susanna Phillips and Janai Brugger sing the Countess and Susanna, respectively.
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    If this is the production with Eva Maria...

    If this is the production with Eva Maria Westbroek and JK in the leads, I have the video and enjoy it very much.
  20. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Speaking of Vienna . . . Camilla Nylund, who is...

    Speaking of Vienna . . . Camilla Nylund, who is currently singing the Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Vienna State Opera, has been named an Austrian Kammersängerin. A well-deserved honor...
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    All of the new releases reviewed in the June,...

    All of the new releases reviewed in the June, 2019, issue of Das Opernglas (https://www.opernglas.de/) – a couple of operas, a special Verdi Requiem, some cantatas, several solo albums – receive a...
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    Some operatic rarities, a Pique Dame with the...

    Some operatic rarities, a Pique Dame with the young Hvorostovsky, and a few recital discs are among the recordings reviewed in the June, 2019, issue of Opernwelt (http://www.opernwelt.de/). The...
  23. Thread: Opera Small Talk

    by MAuer
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    Sticky: According to an item in a recent issue of BBC...

    According to an item in a recent issue of BBC Music magazine, Olympic gold medalist Samantha Quek was made to leave a performance of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Vienna State Opera because she...
  24. Thread: An Opera Poem

    by MAuer
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    How about . . . There once was a woman called...

    How about . . .

    There once was a woman called Ann
    Of live opera she was a great fan
    She travelled the world
    and great voices she heard.
    She sees opera whenever she can!
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    It's odd that Naxos releases these North German...

    It's odd that Naxos releases these North German Radio productions without English subtitles. If they're trying to cut costs, it may be counterproductive if the absence of those titles makes some...
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