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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:

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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...
  3. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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/
  8. 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...
  9. Thread: Et tu, Plácido?

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    Latest development in the sexual harassment...

    Latest development in the sexual harassment allegations against Plácido Domingo:...
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    If you don't already have it, you may want the...

    If you don't already have it, you may want the video recording of Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria from the Zürich Opera with Kasarova as Penelope.
  11. Thread: Jonas Kaufmann

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    Correction -- it's the October issue.

    Correction -- it's the October issue.
  12. 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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  15. 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...
  23. 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...

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    Needed some Mozart. :)
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