Saturday, July 21, 2012


Joyce DiDonato was on TV last night, but it was a documentary and they talked over her singing.  Kansas City should be proud of their new symphony hall, but talking over Joyce is sort of rude.

All three of the singers I write about most are in operas at the Salzburg Festival this summer.  Anna Netrebko is Mimi in La Boheme; Cecilia Bartoli is doing more performances of Giulio Cesare and Jonas Kaufmann will sing Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos.

Instead I will be going to the Santa Fe Opera.  I still don't feel up to foreign travel.  The opera selection for Santa Fe this summer is Arabella, Tosca, Maometto II, King Roger and The Pearl Fishers.

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