Saturday, September 22, 2007

Kasarova

YouTube is telling me I need to see Vesselina Kasarova. She is in Zurich next year, but I can't find her when I will be there. I am most familiar with her Mozart recording, and I felt she attacked the arias in a very aggressive way that I did not like. It would be especially nice to see her in La Favorite since she is not really a Verdi Mezzo. Her "O mio Fernando" on YouTube is just what I would want to hear.

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Her website doesn't show her future schedule, but I see the Paris Opera has her listed for Alcina in November and once in December.

6 comments:

Behemoth said...

Hiya,
Kasarova is in Zurich every year (she lives just 30 min south of town). There's a schedule into 2008-9 at vesselinakasarova.blogspot.com

I don't think she's doing La Favorite at the Opernhaus next year, tho. She's debuting as Carmen in July.

Cheers!
Smorg :o)

Dr.B said...

Thank you for the link. Poppea in Barcelona would give me the reason I have been looking for to travel there.

Anonymous said...

She's in 3 Zurich operas in this season:

http://www.opernhaus.ch/e/kuenstler/kuenstler_detail.php?bioID=50194

I've bought some DVD's that she is in. Just go to Amazon.com & type in Zurich Opera--you will see them.

Dr.B said...

She and Stemme have a Rosenkavalier together. Would anyone recommend that? I think I would like to see it.

Anonymous said...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/B0007D0AUK/sr=1-2/qid=1191118540/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_summary/103-8102793-8893466?ie=UTF8&n=130&s=dvd&qid=1191118540&sr=1-2#customerReviews

Anonymous said...

Would recommend the DVD of Der Rosenkavalier (Stemme, Kasarova, Hartelius) if you don't mind a very conceptual staging of that period opera (there are 2 clips on Youtube, I think). The singing is wonderful.