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  1. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

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    Correction -- it's the October issue.

    Correction -- it's the October issue.
  2. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

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    JK is the cover boy on the September issue of...

    JK is the cover boy on the September issue of Opera News and the subject of an article by the magazine's editor-in-chief, F. Paul Driscoll. This isn't an interview, but rather Driscoll's assessment...
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    I heard Norah Amsellem live as Violetta last...

    I heard Norah Amsellem live as Violetta last year, and she's wonderful.
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    I've occasionally read about such cruises, though...

    I've occasionally read about such cruises, though they all seem to be based in Europe. There's this interesting story from The Telegraph:
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  5. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Opera house managements know what they're doing...

    Opera house managements know what they're doing when they engage someone like Castorf, undoubtedly figuring there's no such thing as bad publicity. I'm sure some people will now try to attend one of...
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    Another audio Ring released around the same time...

    Another audio Ring released around the same time on the EMI label (Haitink conducts) has Jerusalem as the two Siegfrieds and Goldberg as Siegmund. Eva Marton sings Brünnhilde, with Cheryl Studer as...
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    I have the video version of the Met/Levine Ring...

    I have the video version of the Met/Levine Ring with Jerusalem as Siegfried, but I've always liked Goldberg as well. Speaking of whom, a blurb in the September-October issue of Opernwelt notes that...
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    Lots of operatic rarities are among the new...

    Lots of operatic rarities are among the new recordings reviewed in the double September-October, 2019, issue of Opernwelt (http://www.opernwelt.de/), along with a couple of recital discs – and all of...
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    Bayreuth Festival 2020

    This information on next year’s Bayreuth Festival comes from the September issue of Das Opernglas since the Festspiele’s own web site...
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    Videos of the new Bayreuth Lohengrin and...

    Videos of the new Bayreuth Lohengrin and Ponnelle’s late ‘70s Die Zauberflöte, an assortment of recital discs, and the box set of Vienna State Opera productions are among recordings reviewed in the...
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    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/289483...

    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/28948364039.jpg?1563887345

    Conductor/orchestra: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    RIAS Chamber Choir
    Cast: Klaus Florian Vogt...
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    Not an opera, though it's one of the special...

    Not an opera, though it's one of the special events connected with the Cincinnati Opera's centennial next year -- I just bought a ticket to tenor Stephen Costello's recital at Memorial Hall (right...
  13. Thread: 2019/2020 Season

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    Sticky: Garsington Opera...

    Garsington Opera
    https://www.garsingtonopera.org/news/2020-season-announced
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    The only odd bit with this recording is the...

    The only odd bit with this recording is the casting of Maria Casula as Vitellia -- you'd probably enjoy her very plush mezzo, but it has the rather strange effect of giving the lady a deeper voice...
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    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/6...

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61etvl1b-CL.jpg

    Needed some Mozart. :)
  16. Thread: 2019/2020 Season

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    Sticky: Grand Théâtre de Genève https://gtg.ch/agenda

    Grand Théâtre de Genève
    https://gtg.ch/agenda
  17. Thread: Et tu, Plácido?

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    This is such disheartening news, especially since...

    This is such disheartening news, especially since he doesn't really deny his behavior -- only says he didn't intend to hurt anyone. I feel so sorry for all of the women he victimized, and sorry for...
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    Those casts look appealing -- please let us know...

    Those casts look appealing -- please let us know what you think when you've viewed these performances.
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    I also have the Haitink Tannhäuser -- wonderful...

    I also have the Haitink Tannhäuser -- wonderful cast, and I find Klaus König easier on the ears than Robert Gambill in the video from Baden Baden.
  20. Thread: News

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    Sticky: According to an item in the August issue of...

    According to an item in the August issue of Opernwelt, Dominique Meyer, currently General Director of the Vienna State Opera, has been selected as the next Intendant of La Scala. He will begin his...
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    With the exception of two box sets of historic...

    With the exception of two box sets of historic recordings from the Vienna State Opera and by the bass Gottlob Frick, all of the new releases reviewed in the August, 2019, issue of Opernwelt...
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    Some of the costumes are pretty strange and I'm...

    Some of the costumes are pretty strange and I'm not wild about Gambill's Tannhäuser (he sounds fine as long as he's singing in his midrange and at moderate dynamic levels), but Nylund, Meier, and...
  23. I think my cholesterol level shot up just from...

    I think my cholesterol level shot up just from looking at some of that food!

    As Annie said, we always enjoy your wonderful reviews, and I'm sure you're glad to have time in your schedule again to...
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    Porgy and Bess at the Cincinnati Opera

    25 July 2019
    Springer Auditorium, Music Hall

    Opera in three acts
    Music by George Gershwin
    Libretto by Ira Gershwin based on the play by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward

    Conductor: David Charles...
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    One isn't surprised by less than great quality...

    One isn't surprised by less than great quality when one purchases a recording on one of the budget labels, but when a major label like Decca produces such a shoddy product, that's really annoying. ...
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