Monday, January 21, 2013


I love opera at the movies, on TV, on DVD, streamed and all those electronic media, but nothing compares to the sound of live unamplified voices.  Electronic reproduction always seems to sound a bit tinny.

News:  Bartoli's Ory may be coming at the end of May.

The proof of greatness is when you want to hear it over and over.  Latest candidate is Jonas's Lohengrin from Munich with Anja Harteros.  The intermissions which took half an hour or more are here over instantly.  The house metaphor is growing on me.  Jonas and Anja are amazingly well matched, beautiful, musical, deeply moving.  It is a Lohengrin for the ages.


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