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    In February, the Naxos label will release an...

    In February, the Naxos label will release an audio recording (2 CDs) of Scott Davenport Richards’ opera Blind Injustice, with a libretto by David Cote. The work, which had its world premiere at the...
  2. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Plácido Domingo celebrates his 80th birthday...

    Plácido Domingo celebrates his 80th birthday today, a memorable milestone in the life of this great artist. While one can’t overlook the findings of investigators hired by the Los Angeles Opera that...
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    This reminded me that the theater in Basel,...

    This reminded me that the theater in Basel, Switzerland, was presenting something called Barbie in Seville as part of its opera offerings in December. Once I stopped laughing after seeing that...
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    No, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on...

    No, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your viewpoint), the only recordings of Serse with a tenor in the title role are on CD.
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    Finally! Recordings of operatic rarities and...

    Finally!

    Recordings of operatic rarities and some new recital discs are reviewed in the December, 2020, issue of Opernwelt (https://www.der-theaterverlag.de/opernwelt/). The summary:
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    Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVCFozaiGBw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVCFozaiGBw

    This Tosca from the Vienna State Opera has some of today's best interpreters of the three principal roles in Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, and Sir...
  7. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: A couple of items gleaned from interviews in the...

    A couple of items gleaned from interviews in the December issue of Das Opernglas:
    - Lawrence Brownlee has another recording in the works, this one an album of 24 Italian songs and arias, among them...
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    I do like Serse, but only in the "historically...

    I do like Serse, but only in the "historically uninformed" style with a tenor in the title role. (I still think JK would be a wonderful Serse!)
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    Still no sign of the December issue of Opernwelt...

    Still no sign of the December issue of Opernwelt -- guess it will show up eventually. But in the meantime . . .

    A couple of familiar operas, some Baroque rarities, one of Haydn’s lesser-known...
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    Now this is the way to begin a new year!...

    Now this is the way to begin a new year! :encouragement:

    That production from Opera Lafayette reuses the same company's staging from performances of Gaveaux's Léonore, and even has the same...
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    Information on some new recordings spotted on ads...

    Information on some new recordings spotted on ads in the January-February, 2021, issue of Opera Now:

    - Linda Richardson: “Italian Opera Arias”
    Conductor/orchestra: John Wilson, Sinfonia of...
  12. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

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    More JK and Beethoven: a couple of arias from...

    More JK and Beethoven: a couple of arias from Christus am Ölberge.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DehwwvbkNsU


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NKCAyPyLV8

    If there were a complete...
  13. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

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    JK's voice just seems made for Beethoven's music....

    JK's voice just seems made for Beethoven's music. :)
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    Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CosOhPbsQM A...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CosOhPbsQM

    A late ‘90s Così fan tutte with the young Jonas Kaufmann as Ferrando.
  15. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

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    In a talk show on German television on which JK...

    In a talk show on German television on which JK was the guest (seen on YouTube), there was considerable discussion of a new “coffee table” book about the tenor that has just come on the market or is...
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    Another new recording spotted on an ad in the...

    Another new recording spotted on an ad in the latest issue of Das Opernglas:

    Marina Rebeka: “Credo”
    Conductor/orchestra: Modestas Pitrėnas, Sinfonietta Riga
    Latvian Radio Choir
    Sacred music...
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    Sticky: On a happier note . . . A lovely surprise...

    On a happier note . . . A lovely surprise arrived in yesterday’s mail in the form of a holiday CD produced by the Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. ...
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    Sticky: This sounds a lot like what a number of opera...

    This sounds a lot like what a number of opera houses in Europe were doing during the summer/early autumn -- reduced audience sizes, and often abridged arrangements of operas performed with no...
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    As usual, among recordings reviewed in the...

    As usual, among recordings reviewed in the December issue of Das Opernglas (https://www.opernglas.de/) is an assortment of new holiday releases. Along with them are new recordings of two Baroque...
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    Sticky: By the end of this month, Ohio will have started...

    By the end of this month, Ohio will have started its program to vaccinate those at highest risk of infection (medical/health care professionals, first responders, employees and residents in...
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    This promotional video for Jonas Kaufmann’s new...

    This promotional video for Jonas Kaufmann’s new Christmas album is really rather charming. It was made in cooperation with the Salzburg Marionette Theater, and we see the tenor himself as a...
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    https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQi...

    https://d1iiivw74516uk.cloudfront.net/eyJidWNrZXQiOiJwcmVzdG8tY292ZXItaW1hZ2VzIiwia2V5IjoiODg0Nzg3My4xLmpwZyIsImVkaXRzIjp7InJlc2l6ZSI6eyJ3aWR0aCI6MzAwfSwianBlZyI6eyJxdWFsaXR5Ijo2NX0sInRvRm9ybWF0Ijoian...
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    Richard Lewis is actually among my favorite...

    Richard Lewis is actually among my favorite tenors -- I have two recordings of Idomeneo from Glyndebourne in which he sings the title role as well as Messiah conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent in which...
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    I don't understand why so many people refuse to...

    I don't understand why so many people refuse to take this virus seriously. But that's very good news that La Bellissima didn't require long-term hospitalization and presumably will be able to resume...
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    Apparently Sony didn't consider the tenor worth...

    Apparently Sony didn't consider the tenor worth listing on the cover! :laugh4:
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