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BlueRidge
01-12-2013, 12:04 AM
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Btw, just noticed that Angela Meade is singing in tomorrow's Il Trovatore broadcast, replacing Patricia Racette.
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OH! Cool!

kwanfan1818
01-12-2013, 01:31 AM
I've heard a lot of people over the years wish that Pavarotti's voice had been attached to a musician (and as long as they were wishing for the impossible, who looked like Franco Corelli).

BYTCH
01-12-2013, 05:19 PM
I have few regrets in life, but two of them are I regret that I never heard Pavarotti live, and I regret never seeing Pasha skate live.

kwanfan1818
01-12-2013, 06:10 PM
For me, the best live Pavarotti was in his first few New York recitals in the early-mid '70's. He sang every song like a jewel, like it was the first and last time he would sing it and like he had all the time in the world. He sang the Rossini "La Danza" and in at least one, ended part of the program with "Ingemisco" from the Verdi "Requiem," but he saved the opera mostly for his encores. Then he switched accompanists -- I think Martin Katz may have been his earlier one -- and there was talk of the first round of vocal problems, too -- and he was never the same. It was as if he were rushing through the songs.

He was a delight in "Daughter of the Regiment;" it suited him temperamentally and he was almost spry. In the other operas I had heard him in, it was nice to hear his voice, but they weren't the best or favorite performances of them that I'd heard.

emason
01-15-2013, 06:04 PM
SaSherka: It sounds like you've been having a great time coming to NY for the opera. It was nice to meet you at the JDD recital; apologies for not mentioning it sooner. Maybe we will bump into each other at some future event.

Meanwhile, I got a new brochure from Carnegie Hall yesterday. On Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2pm is a concertized staging of Handel's Radamisto with, among others, David Daniels, Luca Pisaroni and Patricia Bardon. Attn: Marge_Simpson, if you are still interested in Baroque opera, then get a ticket for this. I found a decent one in the Dress Circle and there are still seats available.

I also picked up a ticket for Isabel Leonard's Tues., April 9, vocal recital in Zankel Hall.

kwanfan1818
01-18-2013, 06:49 PM
Joyce DiDonato is giving a master class at Juilliard on Friday, January 25 at 4pm EST. It will be streamed live by Juilliard:

http://www.juilliard.edu/live/index.php

IoanaC
01-18-2013, 09:25 PM
Joyce DiDonato is giving a master class at Juilliard on Friday, January 25 at 4pm EST. It will be streamed live by Juilliard:

http://www.juilliard.edu/live/index.php

I'd love to watch that, even though I'm not a singer, but I'll be at Europeans in Zagreb next week.

Can hardly wait to see/listen to her tomorrow in Maria Stuarda. I'm basically bursting with anticipation. I've stopped counting how many times I watched "Figlia impura di Bolena" on Youtube.:lol:

SaSherka
01-22-2013, 02:53 AM
So, how AWESOME was Maria Stuarda HD? Hmm? I knew it would come out great on screen and it made me get that much more into the opera. Also, Elza van der Heever was an equal Queen to JDD's. I missed that subtle acting when I saw it live. Joyce didn't hold back in any of her scenes! If you haven't yet, do read her excellent introspective on the role of Maria Stuarda (http://www.joycedidonato.com/2013/01/19/5365/) on her website.
I screen-grabbed part of the intermission interview with JDD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7TDXRKdCyw)

emason, I am planning to see Rigoletto on Feb 16 in-house! (which means I will not come to that Handel @ CH). Isabel Leonard will have a recital in Boston as well, but it's the day after I am in NYC for Parsifal, so not sure I'll make it back in time...

kwanfan1818
01-22-2013, 03:22 AM
So, how AWESOME was Maria Stuarda HD?
:cheer2: :respec:

[QUOTE=SaSherka;3801841 Also, Elza van der Heever was an equal Queen to JDD's. [/quote]
Love her. Love them both.

IoanaC
01-22-2013, 11:55 PM
So, how AWESOME was Maria Stuarda HD?

OMG...:swoon:
JDD reduced at least half of the audience in the movie theater to tears (me included, ha). The other half were more dignified, but just as awed.:) Seriously now, the whole atmosphere was great, you could feel people's emotion. I loved that!

I went crazy last week and bought myself a ticket to her Paris recital, one of the last ones, as it was almost sold out. Can't wait to listen to her live! I would have prefered to see "La donna del lago" in London, but oh, the prices at Covent Garden... So, "Drama Queens" it is, February 8th!

SaSherka
01-23-2013, 12:10 AM
OMG...:swoon:

Ditto! :swoon:

I went crazy last week and bought myself a ticket to her Paris recital, one of the last ones, as it was almost sold out. Can't wait to listen to her live! I would have prefered to see "La donna del lago" in London, but oh, the prices at Covent Garden... So, "Drama Queens" it is, February 8th!
Are you in Paris? You're going to LOVE "Drama Queens"! I think my personal recital highlight was Madre Diletta (though it was hard to pick the best!). And, um, I may or may not have gotten 2 tickets to 2 performances of La Donna del Lago the moment tickets went on sale to the public last week :shuffle: (and cheap too!)

IoanaC
01-23-2013, 12:38 AM
Are you in Paris? You're going to LOVE "Drama Queens"! I think my personal recital highlight was Madre Diletta (though it was hard to pick the best!).

No, I'm in Bucharest, so I travel once or twice a year to other places in Europe to get my "opera fix".:) Very often to Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, (where I'm going to see Joyce too) which has not only affordable tickets, but also a fabulous schedule of recitals and operas. I never know what to choose at the beginning of the season.
"Madre Diletta" is one of my favourites from the CD. And "Da Torbida Procella".


And, um, I may or may not have gotten 2 tickets to 2 performances of La Donna del Lago the moment tickets went on sale to the public last week :shuffle: (and cheap too!)

I think I've just turned green with jealousy. I checked on Friday, and all they had left were 150-200 pounds tickets... Next time I'll be more vigilent. She has to come to Europe next season too, right?:)

SaSherka
01-23-2013, 12:49 AM
No, I'm in Bucharest, so I travel once or twice a year to other places in Europe to get my "opera fix".:) Very often to Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, (where I'm going to see Joyce too) which has not only affordable tickets, but also a fabulous schedule of recitals and operas. I never know what to choose at the beginning of the season.
"Madre Diletta" is one of my favourites from the CD. And "Da Torbida Procella".
green with jealousy at you being within a few hours of so many major opera houses and Euro-based singers... One day I will see Bartoli & Kassarova, hopefully before they retire or turn to some obscure repertoire. :lol: And :cheer2: for Da Torbida Procella! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geRqsLoaItw)


I think I've just turned green with jealousy. I checked on Friday, and all they had left were 150-200 pounds tickets... Next time I'll be more vigilent. She has to come to Europe next season too, right?:)
Keep checking for returns. Although if you want to go really cheap, there are a few standing places available for a number of dates =)

IoanaC
01-23-2013, 01:07 AM
One day I will see Bartoli & Kassarova, hopefully before they retire or turn to some obscure repertoire.

I was one step away from seeing Bartoli at the Salzburg Festival last year. My friend and I were on the ticket waiting list, but we didn't get lucky in the end... I hope to see her live some day too, she's spectacular - but I much prefer JDD and her heart-melting voice right now.:)

IoanaC
01-23-2013, 09:27 AM
Keep checking for returns. Although if you want to go really cheap, there are a few standing places available for a number of dates =)

YAY, I tried again and actually managed to get a ticket!! Not the greatest view, but I'll be there!