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    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Amfortas's Avatar
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    I've just ordered the Teatro Real, Stephane Braunschweig production with Amanda Roocroft and Deborah Polaski, which I like very much. But now that Jenufa is suddenly one of those operas *everyone* is doing (who'da thunk it?), I'm sure I'll end up with multiple versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I've just ordered the Teatro Real, Stephane Braunschweig production with Amanda Roocroft and Deborah Polaski, which I like very much. But now that Jenufa is suddenly one of those operas *everyone* is doing (who'da thunk it?), I'm sure I'll end up with multiple versions.
    In addition to its being a great opera, it seems that the Kostelnicka has become the preserve of mezzos and dramatics who are past their best, and are moving into character roles. I wish this wasn't the case, as the part deserves much better than that. I saw a production in 1980 starring Elisabeth Söderström in the title role and Sena Jurinac as the Kostelnicka, and Jurinac wiped the floor with everyone else. She was just hair-raising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jephtha View Post
    In addition to its being a great opera, it seems that the Kostelnicka has become the preserve of mezzos and dramatics who are past their best,
    I agree. It's often a wobble-fest.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    But now that Jenufa is suddenly one of those operas *everyone* is doing
    You're seeing the Test of Time at work. Jenufa *is* a great, great opera. So, it's slowly creeping up into the slot it deserves, several decades later, as these things go. It will be remembered.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Or, with cover like this, does it belong to other thread?
    Holy Smoke! She could do modelling if her singing career lets her down. Does anyone know, whether she can actually sing?

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    Janacek was indeed one of THE great composers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkku View Post
    Holy Smoke! She could do modelling if her singing career lets her down. Does anyone know, whether she can actually sing?
    I really like her style, but she gets mixed reviews at Amazon, very dramatic and vibrant. I thought for sure she was Russian but actually born in Poland, has sung roles at MET and ROH already, I have her first recital CD:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    I really like her style, but she gets mixed reviews at Amazon, very dramatic and vibrant. I thought for sure she was Russian but actually born in Poland, has sung roles at MET and ROH already, I have her first recital CD:

    She is an attractive woman, no doubt about it. As for her singing, I'm a lot less convinced.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I can't possibly buy yet another Rigoletto.....
    But the 1960s Las Vegas theme looks very interesting with Damrau and Beczala as a Frank Sinatra "duke" rat pack is back baby!

    MET production May 28 release USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    I can't possibly buy yet another Rigoletto.....
    But the 1960s Las Vegas theme looks very interesting with Damrau and Beczala as a Frank Sinatra "duke" rat pack is back baby!

    MET production May 28 release USA
    Reminds me of Jonathan Miller's 'Mafia' Rigoletto for ENO.
    How far that little candle throws his beams!
    So shines a good deed in a naughty world.


    The Merchant of Venice, V, i.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jephtha View Post
    Reminds me of Jonathan Miller's 'Mafia' Rigoletto for ENO.
    My first opera love.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jephtha View Post
    Reminds me of Jonathan Miller's 'Mafia' Rigoletto for ENO.
    I will be a buyer, too much fun to miss, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" let it roll baby!




    The Vegas Rat Pack is back.....Deano orders another round for the boys, he he


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    I see a new Wagner Ring Cycle is coming on DVD - its the Frankfurt Ring conducted by Sebastian Weigle.

    Here is a nice clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exZMuk41BJI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yashin View Post
    I see a new Wagner Ring Cycle is coming on DVD - its the Frankfurt Ring conducted by Sebastian Weigle.

    Here is a nice clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exZMuk41BJI
    Staging looks good (great ring of fire) ... but the singing is not enticing, judging by those clips. Couldn't listen to the Brünnhilde for very long.

    Edit - I've just looked it up - Brünnhilde is Susan Bullock. I'm SO glad I didn't spend a fortune going to the Melbourne Ring where she is singing that role.
    Natalie

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