Peter Hoffmann has died. I was in the audience in San Francisco when he sang Siegmund as part of Terry McEwan's amazing Ring. He started the trend for sexy opera singers. This one is Bayreuth 1981.
Cecilia Bartoli keeps winning things:
I have an identity problem. On the one hand I write about the international world of opera, or at least the parts that reach me. On the other I write about music in Sacramento.