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Glitter and Be Gay Natalie Dessay

  This is a very good recording of Glitter and Be Gay from Candide by Leonard Bernstein.  The coloratura is really very pretty.  I love the way the song swings between the flashy, exuberant coloratura and the slow, sad portions. … Continue reading

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Winterstürme Wichen Dem Wonnemond by Joans Kaufmann

I am not a fan of Wagner.  Jonas Kaufmann eloquently said that, as a child, Wagner’s music resembled shouting giants.  He is not wrong.  And yet, Jonas Kaufmann can make shouting giants sound appealing.  It may even make me look … Continue reading

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Se quel guerrier io fossi! … Celeste Aida by Placido Domingo

Gotta love Placido.

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“Parto, ma tu ben mio” by Elina Garanca

Another aria from the famous mezzo soprano.

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“Vecchia zimarra, senti” by Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

I saw a small, but lovely, production of La Boheme at the Ohio Theater in June.  This is an aria sung by one of the characters, who is going to sell his winter coat to provide Mimi with a muff … Continue reading

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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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