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opera season on the way. Cheon Seo Jin. And more...

edited September 9 in Off-Topic
Una Voce Poco Fa. (A Voice Not Long Ago.) From The Barber of Seville.. Wait for the finish. WOW. Watch the volume on your device. Don't blow out your speakers. English subtitles.

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  • edited September 9
    Laschia ch'io pangia. From Rinaldo. (Handel.)
  • I bumped into this one by accident, just in time for the new monarch to take the throne. Fatma Said is ......extraordinary.

    "Laetatus sum." "I was glad."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_was_glad
  • Offenbach:
  • edited September 19
    Medea opens The Met Season in '22-'23.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Médée_(Cherubini)
  • edited September 19
    FWIW - “Phantom of the Opera” (technically not an opera) will be closing in NYC in February after a 35 year run. Sad, but not unexpected.

    I have trouble even conceiving how a mere human (Andrew Lloyd Webber) could create something like that. Seems almost divinely sent. Of course, Webber also composed the wonderful “Cats” and many other excellent musicals.
  • A.L. Webber and Tim Rice put together "Jesus Christ Superstar" back in 1971.
    Long career. And successful. Such talent, eh?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Christ_Superstar

  • edited October 25
    Wednesday. 26 Oct, '22. I'll be attending the matinee, onscreen:
    MEDEA.


  • "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." The ancient myth of Jason (of the golden fleece) and Medea comes to the opera stage at the Met. The lead role is portrayed by Sondra Radvanovsky. I experienced it today on the screen. This is the role of a lifetime for her, no doubt. Very few have both the talent AND the stamina for this role. Radvanovsky was brilliant, utterly. The vocals, the stage presence, the physicality of the role are very demanding. Her portrayal was nothing short of magnificent. Such power! She was a force of Nature as Medea! A great start to the season.
  • edited November 3
    Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss. (Sorry, no German characters on my keyboard.) Anna Netrebko.
  • THIS AFTERNOON: La Traviata.


  • BONUS, 2 hours. From The Kazan Opera.
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