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  1. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Dear me -- does this mean Verdi's The Troubadour...

    Dear me -- does this mean Verdi's The Troubadour and a double bill of Mascagni's Rustic Chivalry with Leoncavallo's The Clowns? (Or might the latter get billed as Send in the Clowns?)
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    Of course, some of us think Jerusalem doing two...

    Of course, some of us think Jerusalem doing two roles IS a bonus! :laugh4:
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    Levine Ring on video (with Jerusalem instead of...

    Levine Ring on video (with Jerusalem instead of Goldberg as Siegfried):

    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/images/records/dg0730439.jpg?1285153951
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    I have the video version of the Levine Ring, so...

    I have the video version of the Levine Ring, so if you want to see Behrens live . . .
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    Video and audio recordings of familiar operas and...

    Video and audio recordings of familiar operas and rarities, an assortment of recital discs, and a long-absent late 20th century recording of Verdi’s Requiem are reviewed in the November, 2019, issue...
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    Boy, am I a goose -- Presto Classical has this...

    Boy, am I a goose -- Presto Classical has this recording available, and it can be purchased in U.S. dollars.
    https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8652605--liberta

    I've always had good...
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    I wonder if Harmonia Mundi could provide you with...

    I wonder if Harmonia Mundi could provide you with information on any planned U.S. release.
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    Kaufmann's Siegmund and Jerusalem's Siegfried(s)!...

    Kaufmann's Siegmund and Jerusalem's Siegfried(s)! :)
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    Operatic rarities, a look at Mozart’s creative...

    Operatic rarities, a look at Mozart’s creative processes leading up to his collaboration with da Ponte, and an assortment of recital discs are among the recordings reviewed in the November, 2019,...
  10. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

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    In the case of performances where high demand can...

    In the case of performances where high demand can be expected, I think opera houses/concert halls should definitely place a limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase. It would...
  11. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Admittedly, I'm no fan of Regietheater -- but...

    Admittedly, I'm no fan of Regietheater -- but Chacun à son gout, to borrow Prince Orlofsky's philosophy. But it's great to have both of you back again!
  12. Stephen Costello: An Evening of Bel Canto Arias

    Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
    29 October 2019

    With Anthony Manoli, pianist

    Program:
    Arias from Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Don Sebastiano, re di Portogallo, and Lucia di Lammermoor;...
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    Something for Halloween: Sir Bryn Terfel (as a...

    Something for Halloween: Sir Bryn Terfel (as a ghost!) singing "When the night wind howls" from Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddX6G6GAHtU
  14. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

    by MAuer
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    Some bits of news about JK gleaned from various...

    Some bits of news about JK gleaned from various articles and interviews:
    - There will be a return to the Vienna State Opera in the 2020-2021 season – the first under new Intendant Bogdan Rošcić. ...
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    Cecilia Bartoli has a new solo album that will...

    Cecilia Bartoli has a new solo album that will soon be released, this one devoted to the castrato Farinelli.

    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/decca4850214.jpg?1568107175

    I took one...
  16. As always, great interviews with insightful...

    As always, great interviews with insightful questions and answers. Hope you enjoy the performance!
  17. Thread: Michael Spyres

    by MAuer
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    Michael Spyres

    Michael Spyres is the “cover boy” on the October issue of both Das Opernglas and Opera Now, with nearly identical photos. The content of the two interviews is substantially the same, too – though...
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    Lots of new opera recordings, with both familiar...

    Lots of new opera recordings, with both familiar and less well-known works represented, are reviewed in the October issue of Das Opernglas (https://www.opernglas.de/). The summary:

    RECOMMENDED
    ...
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    Came across this unusual clip of an excerpt from...

    Came across this unusual clip of an excerpt from what was evidently some sort of concert back in the days of the old East Germany. The selection is the fourth act quartet from Rigoletto, "Bella...
  20. Thread: Et tu, Plácido?

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    And another . . . While reading reviews in the...

    And another . . .
    While reading reviews in the September-October issue of Opernwelt, I came upon information that the Gleichbehandlungskommission – Equal Treatment Commission – in Innsbruck had...
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    OMG. He sang Calaf with the local opera company...

    OMG. He sang Calaf with the local opera company here just a few years ago. Nowadays, 56 really is an early age to be dying.
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    Very sad and surprising news. She'll be missed.

    Very sad and surprising news. She'll be missed.
  23. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Wow, I'm really surprised that something like...

    Wow, I'm really surprised that something like this occurred at the CSO. Prior to performances by the Cincinnati Opera, audience members are always asked to turn off any of their electronic devices...
  24. Thread: Et tu, Plácido?

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    The Met has now suspended Grigolo pending the...

    The Met has now suspended Grigolo pending the outcome of the ROH investigation.
    https://operawire.com/metropolitan-opera-suspends-vittorio-grigolo/
  25. Thread: Et tu, Plácido?

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    I wonder if Grigolo is scheduled to appear at the...

    I wonder if Grigolo is scheduled to appear at the Met this season. The Guardian's writer is correct; this is an issue that opera house managers can't ignore in the hope that it will all somehow go...
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