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    According to JK’s unofficial web site...

    According to JK’s unofficial web site (http://www.jkaufmann.info/neu.htm), a studio recording of Otello with the tenor and Sir Tony Pappano will be released on 27 March. Operawire references an...
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    The more I look at the "new" Villazón Mozart...

    The more I look at the "new" Villazón Mozart disc, the more suspicious I am that this is, in fact, nothing more than excerpts from the complete recordings. Despite the varied name of the orchestra,...
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    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/314902...

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    Conductor/orchestra: René Jacobs, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
    Zürcher Sing-Akademie
    Cast: Marlis Petersen (Leonore),...
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    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/289483...

    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/28948379187.jpg?1578078754

    Conductor/orchestra: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Sir Antonio Pappano, London Symphony Orchestra
    Arias...
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    Sticky: I wonder if we'll ever learn what actually...

    I wonder if we'll ever learn what actually happened here. The statement from the Semper Opera seems to put the blame on the soprano's management, saying "There may have been a misunderstanding . . ....
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    Sticky: I think Karita Mattila once canceled appearances...

    I think Karita Mattila once canceled appearances with Valery Gergiev because of the conductor's close association with Putin. But to cancel an appearance with someone simply on the basis of his/her...
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    Nothing good, I fear. Stackelberg was a nasty...

    Nothing good, I fear. Stackelberg was a nasty one, turning up in 1814 to claim "his" children -- which, according to the laws of the time, all of them were -- and then left them in t care of a...
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    Did Beethoven Have a Daughter?

    The Estonian composer/librettist Jüri Reinvere thinks he did, and has written an opera about it, titled Minona, that will have its world premiere 25 January at the Regensburg Theater.

    In an...
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    Two new recordings of the same opera and several...

    Two new recordings of the same opera and several recital discs are among the releases reviewed in the January, 2020, issue of Opernwelt (http://www.opernwelt.de/). Here’s the summary:

    RECOMMENDED...
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    I love it! I wonder who the roles of Figaro and...

    I love it! I wonder who the roles of Figaro and the Contessa were sung by.
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    A few years ago, I found a recording of Mozart's...

    A few years ago, I found a recording of Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor with Sherrill Milnes and Richard Lewis (yes! yes! yes!) on Presto Classical's web site, and was about to buy it when I...
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    After such a long time, you must be enormously...

    After such a long time, you must be enormously relieved to finally have all of your belongings back again. So happy you're able to listen to your opera collection once more! Are there any opera...
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    Salzburg Festival 2020

    https://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/en/tickets/calendar?season=8
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    Sticky: Peter Schreier, one of the world's leading lyric...

    Peter Schreier, one of the world's leading lyric tenors in the late 20th century, has died.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50920235
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    There are no new opera recordings reviewed in the...

    There are no new opera recordings reviewed in the January, 2020, issue of Das Opernglas (https://www.opernglas.de/), but rather a selection of CDs encompassing two religious works, a few Lied...
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    Costume designers: Make sure that your...

    Costume designers: Make sure that your "creations" are as unflattering as possible to the singers who must wear them. This will provide some reviewers and bloggers an opportunity to entertain their...
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    Ah, so the recording of Reicha's Lenore that I...

    Ah, so the recording of Reicha's Lenore that I purchased a few years ago is now being reissued paired with Beethoven's incidental music to Egmont. Aside from the fact that the two composers were...
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    I'm a little late with the holiday wishes, but I...

    I'm a little late with the holiday wishes, but I hope everyone will have a happy and healthy 2020, filled with lots of wonderful opera!
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    Oh dear! Given my feelings about Regietheater,...

    Oh dear! Given my feelings about Regietheater, I'll refrain from making snide comments about stage directors . . .

    The remark about engaging attractive young (female) singers regardless of vocal...
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    Ouch! I hope you feel better soon.

    Ouch! I hope you feel better soon.
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    Sticky: Just received via email a news release from the...

    Just received via email a news release from the Cincinnati Opera announcing the hiring of Christopher Milligan as the company's new General Director and CEO, succeeding Patty Beggs, who is retiring. ...
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    Sometimes the most popular operas are the most...

    Sometimes the most popular operas are the most popular for a reason: they're that good.

    And best of luck with your new career -- the world needs as many dedicated teachers as possible. (Maybe...
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    Yes, my Mom had a couple of 78s as well -- one...

    Yes, my Mom had a couple of 78s as well -- one with tenor Franz Völker singing Tamino's arias (one aria per side!) and the other with another tenor, Alfons Fügel. Don't recall what the latter had...
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    Yup. (At least you didn't say shellac . . . )...

    Yup. (At least you didn't say shellac . . . ) :laugh4:
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    It's a charming opera, though its depiction of...

    It's a charming opera, though its depiction of rural England during the reign of Queen Anne probably bears little resemblance to what life was actually like then. And you may be amused by the two...
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