Tag Archives: opera

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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Michelle DeYoung: Liebestod

I got to hear Michelle De Young perform The Song of the Earth at the Cleveland Orchestra. Here she is performing a piece from Tristan und Isolde.  The Cleveland Orchestra will perform that next year as a part of their … Continue reading

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Erwin Schrott, “Madamina, il catalogo è questo”

This is from Don Giovanni.

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Angela GHEORGHIU – Je veux vivre – Roméo et Juliette

It is a little strange seeing an adult women play Juliet. Nonetheless, this is still gorgeous.

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Alexsandra Kurzak sings Caro Nome

This is from Rigoletto, which I have never seen.

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Anna Netrebko Meine Lippen sie Kussen so heiss

Anna Netrebko sings beautifully and has more fun than any soloist should be allowed to have singing classical music.

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Roberto Alagna “E lucevan le stelle”

He is also Not a Soprano. I’ve never seen Tosca, but I believe Opera Per Tutti is performing Tosca this April. Perhaps I will get to see it.

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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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