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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  5. 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...
  8. 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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    https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_300/warner...

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    Conductor/orchestra: Sir Simon Rattle, London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Glyndebourne Chorus
    Director: Trevor Nunn...
  12. Thread: Opera Small Talk

    by MAuer
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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.
  14. 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...
  17. 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.
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    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.
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