Thread: What opera have you been watching lately?

          
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #2071
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,857
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    If one isn't particularly a fan of either Dame Joan or Flórez, there's very little to choose from in this opera's discography. I prefer both Larry Brownlee and Michael Spyres to him (their voices somehow sound more "masculine" to me), and wish there would be a recording of this opera with one of those gentlemen instead.
    I know what you mean about Florez. He has got a lot less goaty with age though.

    But it's Dessay who makes the performance - she is perfect.
    Natalie

  2. #2072
    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,856
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I know what you mean about Florez. He has got a lot less goaty with age though.

    But it's Dessay who makes the performance - she is perfect.
    I do find Flórez quite good. It is true that his timbre is not the most beautiful one (as compared to a few others among the elite of light lyric tenors, and yes, Larry Brownlee's voice does sound a bit better), but he does compensate for it with excellent technique and pitch accuracy. He does hit all those notes, very effortlessly and correctly...
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

  3. Likes Florestan liked this post
  4. #2073
    Senior Member Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Posts
    866
    Post Thanks / Like
    Florex is also a pretty decent actor. I saw him is a production of Tales of Hoffman where he did a commendable job dramatically and vocally. He is scheduled for Traviata at the Met with Damrau, if memory serves. That should be interesting.

  5. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  6. #2074
    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Midwestern U.S.
    Posts
    3,010
    Post Thanks / Like
    This is one of those cases where I don't doubt that a singer is very good or even great; it's just that I personally can't warm to the voice that much.

  7. Likes Soave_Fanciulla liked this post
  8. #2075
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    2,984
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    This is one of those cases where I don't doubt that a singer is very good or even great; it's just that I personally can't warm to the voice that much.
    Perhaps if he played Jacquino in a Fidelio production?
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

  9. Likes MAuer liked this post
  10. #2076
    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Midwestern U.S.
    Posts
    3,010
    Post Thanks / Like


    Conductor/orchestra: Franz Welser-Möst, Orchestra and Chorus of the Zürich Opera House
    Director: Jonathan Miller
    Cast: Jonas Kaufmann (Tito Vespasiano), Eva Mei (Vitellia), Vesselina Kasarova (Sesto), Malin Hartelius (Servilia), Liliana Nikiteanu (Annio), Günther Groissböck (Publio)

  11. #2077
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    4,031
    Post Thanks / Like
    An unusual* Die Zauberflöte from La Monnaie. *Castellucci

    Gábor Bretz (Sarastro)
    Ed Lyon (Tamino)
    Dietrich Henschel (Sprecher)
    Sabine Devieihle (Königin der Nacht)
    Sophie Karthäuser (Pamina)
    Angélique Noldus (Zweite Dame)
    Tineke van Ingelgem (Erste Dame)
    Esther Kuiper (Dritte Dame)
    Georg Nigl (Papageno)
    Elina Galitskaya (Papagena)

    Music director: Antonello Manacorda

    https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/082237...e-magic-flute/
    " … if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it."
    Roald Dahl

  12. Likes MAuer liked this post
  13. #2078
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,857
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    An unusual* Die Zauberflöte from La Monnaie. *Castellucci ]
    It's a bit like saying *Bieito, isn't it. You know everything will be white and weird and there's a good chance of boa constrictors at some point.
    Natalie

  14. Likes MAuer liked this post
  15. #2079
    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Midwestern U.S.
    Posts
    3,010
    Post Thanks / Like


    Conductor/orchestra: Ingo Metzmacher, Orchestra and Chorus of the Zürich Opera House
    Director: Jens Daniel Herzog
    Cast: Jonas Kaufmann (The Prince), Isabel Rey (The Goose Girl), Oliver Widmer (The Fiddler), Liliana Nikiteanu (The Witch), Reinhard Mayr (The Wood Chopper), Boguslaw Bidzinski (The Broom Maker), Tomasz Slawinski (The Innkeeper), Miroslav Christoff (The Tailor)

    Another production from the "good old days" when Alexander Pereira was the Intendant at Zürich.

  16. #2080
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    2,984
    Post Thanks / Like
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

  17. Likes MAuer, Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  18. #2081
    Member Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Deutschland
    Posts
    60
    Post Thanks / Like
    Yesterday I have seen Marnie, that was my first contemporary opera, and I must say I like it. Production was amazing

  19. Likes Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  20. #2082
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    2,984
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by DasNino View Post
    Yesterday I have seen Marnie, that was my first contemporary opera, and I must say I like it. Production was amazing
    That would be Nico Muhly?
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

Similar Threads

  1. Watching Opera DVDs in 3D
    By Couchie in forum General Operatic Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: August 27th, 2012, 04:05 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


free html visitor counters
hit counter




Official Media Partners of Opera Carolina

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Opera Carolina

Official Media Partners of NC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of North Carolina Opera

Official Media Partners of Greensboro Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Greensboro Opera

Official Media Partners of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute and Piedmont Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute
of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Piedmont Opera

Official Media Partners of Asheville Lyric Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Asheville Lyric Opera

Official Media Partners of UNC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of UNC Opera
Dept. of Music, UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences

www.operalively.com

VISIT WWW.OPERALIVELY.COM FOR ALL YOUR OPERA NEEDS