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Unveiled

Unveiled

Unveiled Congratulations to Christian Ocier (not pictured) who guessed all 16 of our mystery Salomes correctly!   The quiz once again… And the answers: Birgit Nilsson Inge Borkh Grace Bumbry Ljuba Welitsch Eva-Maria Westbroek Anja Silja Julie Migenes Mara Zampieri Maria Ewing Marisa Galvany Deborah Voigt Eva Marton Christine Goerke Angela Denoke Ute Vinzing Alessandra Marc Source: Music-2 Unveiled Read More »

Spring breakers

Spring breakers

Spring breakers Surely no one can be surprised that the focus of attention among the cher public in April was Anna Netrebko‘s first Tosca. The list of our top ten stories for the month follows the jump.  Quantum leap: Like Julius Caesar before her, Anna Netrebko can rightly proclaim “Veni vidi vici” about her decisive Roman victory at the Metropolitan Opera where she took on her first-ever Tosca. Modern family: Yusif Eyvazov will sing the role of ... Read More »

The finale countdown

The finale countdown

The finale countdown In Gounod’s sentimental take on Shakespeare’s tragedy, Charles Castronovo took an elegiac approach, refining his dark, haunting tenor to delicate piano tones. “Like most opera fans (or, let’s be accurate, opera queens) I have specialist tastes, with the soprano voice at the top of the list. But the final weeks’ offerings at the Metropolitan Opera, revivals of Lucia di Lammermoor and Roméo et Juliette might very well convert me to a tenor fanatic.” Our ... Read More »

“It all depends on whose ox is being gored”

“It all depends on whose ox is being gored”

“It all depends on whose ox is being gored” One thing Norman Lebrecht does better than anyone in the business: whipping up a racist frenzy.  And, of course, even in a racist frenzy, Lebrecht in his primary role of willfully ignorant blithering idiot manages to get the most salient fact wrong. The big reveal of La Juive is that Rachel is, in fact, not Jewish at all but rather the long-lost daughter of Cardinal de Brogni. ... Read More »

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