Sunday, May 15, 2005


I was horrified to read in the Opera News obituary of Victoria de los Angeles that she had sung Wagner. Marguerite, yes. Mimi, yes. Violetta, yes. But please, not Wagner. She sang recitals into her seventies, but the prime of her career was relatively brief. Her French singing was exquisite, her phrasing impeccable. Listen to her Faust and her La Boheme, but Wagner--I don't even want to think about it.

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