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    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
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    Two great singers together:
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Manon by Jules Massenet from the Korean National Opera with Anna Sohn in the title role and English subtitles:





    I am not that fond of Massenet but I think this video is really nice and have seen it several times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Two great singers together:
    Thanks for this, Florestan. I don't typically watch opera on TV (or Youtube on my devices), but was riveted by Netrebko and DiDonato in one of my favorite operas. Netrebko is superb - and I could watch JDD sing the yellow pages (I have to find a new metaphor, I don't think there is such a thing as the yellow pages any longer..).

    Curious, though, that I am unable to identify the source of this performance - where were they singing, who sang the other principal roles and who was conducting which orchestra? Am I missing something? I wonder if it might be a pirate - although the audio is very good, the image is pretty fuzzy. On the other hand, the camera moves around too much with too many close-ups for this to be an amateur effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Thanks for this, Florestan. I don't typically watch opera on TV (or Youtube on my devices), but was riveted by Netrebko and DiDonato in one of my favorite operas. Netrebko is superb - and I could watch JDD sing the yellow pages (I have to find a new metaphor, I don't think there is such a thing as the yellow pages any longer..).

    Curious, though, that I am unable to identify the source of this performance - where were they singing, who sang the other principal roles and who was conducting which orchestra? Am I missing something? I wonder if it might be a pirate - although the audio is very good, the image is pretty fuzzy. On the other hand, the camera moves around too much with too many close-ups for this to be an amateur effort.
    The video caption says it is 2008. If you click open the Show More under the You Tube video posting you get this info:

    Giulietta - Anna Netrebko
    Romeo - Joyce DiDonato
    Tebaldo - Matthew Polenzani
    Capellio - Giovanni Battista
    Parodi Lorenzo - Mikhail Petrenko

    Conductor - Evelino Pido
    Orchestra - L'Opéra National de Paris
    Chorus - L'Opéra National de Paris


    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I could watch JDD sing the yellow pages (I have to find a new metaphor, I don't think there is such a thing as the yellow pages any longer..).
    How about the Congressional Record?

    If you feel like traveling you can see Joyce sing Winterrese. In recital she performs Winterreise partnered by Nézet-Séguin in Kansas City and Ann Arbor. I have tickets for the one in Ann Arbor, MI ,next month. I know we both saw her in Ariodante a couple years ago and she was amazing (Sonia Prina was very good in that too).
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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