I wonder to myself if I am not too jaded to get really enthusiastic about anything new, but reviewing my blog entries for 2005 I find that I got really enthusiastic about quite a lot.
Got enthused about:
Anna Netrebko’s second aria album.
Alison Kraus and bluegrass
Reri Grist’s Ariadne (This is an old favorite.)
Cecilia’s Giulio Cesare
Licitra’s Tosca (I don’t know if he has a second opera.)
Beecham’s La Boheme (one of the 100, not really an old favorite.)
Villazon’s French album
Proibita, both live and on CD.
Riccardo Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini DVD (New for me.)
L'Amour de Loin (It doesn't get newer than this.)
Montserrat Caballe's video biography
Semiramide with Caballe and Marilyn Horne (Old favorite.)
Still, even now, it is Cecilia who stirs me the most. She is peaking now.