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“His Name is Jan” sung by Kiera Duffy

I saw Kiera Duffy make her Cleveland Orchestra debut.  She didn’t sing this; she actually sang Exsultante Jubilate by Mozart. But I wanted to share a a sample of her singing. Advertisements

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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.

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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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