Tag Archives: Mozart

Ach, Ich Fuhl’s by Genia Kühmeier

We return again to Die Zauberflote, which has some wonderful music wasted on a terrible story. Seriously, I do not care about Tamino’s search for Masonic enlightenment.  But, this is a very famous aria, and for good reason.  It is … Continue reading

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Barbara Bonney “Deh vieni, non tardar”

A good friend of mine is on an opera kick right now.  No complaints.  She suggested we see the Cleveland Opera Circle’s performance of The Marriage of Figaro at the end of April.  It was a lovely time. Here is … Continue reading

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Sull’aria by Renee Flemming and Cecelia Bartoli

Both of these women have been featured on my blog before. Imagine my joy to find them both together! Those of you who had seen The Shawshank Redemption will likely recognize this piece of music. I have no idea to … Continue reading

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“Dies Bildness” by Jonas Kaufmann

A tenor sings a Tamino aria from Die Zauberflote. I believe he has just seen a picture of Pamina and fallen in love with her.

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Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen by Simon Keenlyside

This song could also be called Papageno Wants a Girlfriend. It’s very charming. I’ve seen parts of the Die Zauberflote, and the best parts, by far, are Papageno. Screw the search for Masonic enlightenment. Give me Papageno’s search for Papagena. … Continue reading

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Der Holle Rache by Diana Damrau

I know, I know, back to the sopranos, but how can I not publish this?

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Come Scoglio by Kiri Te Kanawa

I have yet to listen to, or see, Cosi Fan Tutte. Still, this is very beautiful, and I love Kiri Te Kanawa.

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