There are a lot of news items floating around.
According to Carlos, Anna Netrebko and her consort will open La Scala with Don Giovanni instead of the previously announced Lucia di Lammermoor.
Consort, otherwise known as Erwin Schrott, is said to be releasing a tango album in the near feature. Viva tango.
According to the Cecilia Bartoli Forum, there will be a recording of Handel's Giulio Cesare with Scholl some time this year. It will not be based on the performance at Salle Pleyel but, according to the Forum, will be recorded this fall.
There will be a DVD of Clari. This keeps alive my rule that if I didn't travel to Zurich to see something Cecilia was in, then it will appear later on DVD. Semele breaks the rule that if I went it won't. Clari sounds like fun.
Went to: Cenerentola, L'Anima del Filosofo, Semele, Giulio Cesare.
Missed: Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, Il Turco in Italia, Nina, Clari.
According to Gramophone, Joyce DiDonato has completed a recording of Ariodante with Alan Curtis conducting, and in the near future is scheduled to record Rossini's Stabat Mater.
Elina Garanča has recovered from her surgery and will sing in Göttweig Abbey in Austria in July. She says, "Blond women with blue eyes also have temperament."
There will be a DVD of the Munich Lohengrin, and it will be available in June. They misspelled Jonas's name.
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