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Opera Rara concert

I attended a concert at Cadogan Hall, organised by Opera Rara, for the release of Joyce El-Khoury and Michael Spyres'solo albums. These are two dics of bel
olivier ojzerowicz
Jul 16

Re: Albina Shagimuratova - Semiramide - Rossini

I was supposed to hear her last Thursday in Aspasia (Mitridate) but she cancelled at the last minute and was replaced by Vlada Borovko. Lucy Crowe was amazing
olivier ojzerowicz
Jul 5

Albina Shagimuratova - Semiramide - Rossini

Wanted to share this brief clip of Albina Shagimuratova singing some Rossini. The staccatos are great as well as the florid singing and high notes. A friend
Jul 4

Fwd: Damrau's New Meyerbeer aria recital!

whoops should have proofed and not sent as is here is corrected Hello: I do not argue w/ you re the voice as it is now However I find the CD delightful The
Jun 19

Re: Damrau's New Meyerbeer aria recital!

Hello: I do not argue w/ you re the voice as it is now However I find the CD delightful The voice may not be at its prime, but what is there is "CHERSE" bec/
Jun 19

Re: Damrau's New Meyerbeer aria recital!

I got this CD and it's fair to say it's uneven. Recorded in the summer of 2015, Damrau was 44 at the time. I can hear her voice has aged as she has: it’s
Jun 18

Re: Dorothy Dorow RIP

Sad to hear. She was very distinguished in all that modern stuff which is so traumatic for many singers. She made the most difficult pieces sound like music. I
Geoff Whitlock
May 27

Re: Dorothy Dorow RIP

I realized I had another recording of Dorow: Szynamowski's cycle of Six Songs for a Fairy-Tale Princess. It was recorded in 1983 when she was in her early 50s,
May 26

Dorothy Dorow RIP

The English soprano Dorothy Dorow passed away on April 15 at the age of 86. She was a specialist in contemporary vocal music -- which is often much to my
May 26

Re: Damrau's New Meyerbeer aria recital!

Yes... I remember the concert was b'dcast from Rome with Pappano as conductor...and her final encore was the Page's aria from Huguenots (which is not on the
May 2

Re: Damrau's New Meyerbeer aria recital!

2 or 3 years ago she went around europe to a few(?) venues singing Meyerbeer arias mostly--the concert also had lesser known orchestral pieces in it. I have it
Alexander Candocia
May 2

Damrau's New Meyerbeer aria recital!

As far as I can tell this it the first solo aria recital devoted entirely to Meyerbeer arias. And it includes a few world premieres! Sign me up! The
May 1

Re: New releases

Sorry John - as a London resident I saw it too. She was not very good at all. I am amazed that they bothered recording her when better singers had actually
Geoff Whitlock
Apr 30

Re: Fwd: [coloratura] Met's Rosenkavalier HD broadcast coming up

John It is a lovely record - go for it! _____ From: coloratura@yahoogroups.com [mailto:coloratura@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 7:19 PM To:
Geoff Whitlock
Apr 30

Fwd: [coloratura] Re: New releases

Saw Gillian Keith LIVE sing Zerbinetta at ROH with Deborah Voigt as Ariadne. Absolutely one of the WORST performances of the role I've ever seen. When the "big
Apr 30
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