Monday, April 15, 2013


A lot is going on now.

Sir Colin Davis has died.  I see that he conducted the Missa Solemnis I saw while I was living in London.  He specialized in Berlioz who also did not play the piano.

Here is a nice article about Danielle De Niese replacing Natalie Dessay with virtually no notice in the Met production of Giulio Cesare.  She performed the same role in the same production in Glyndebourne and Chicago, but despite the fact that it's been 7 years, she remembered the complicated dance numbers like it was yesterday.  I'm looking forward to seeing this with Natalie.

Opera News features Feruccio Furlanetto this month, complete with wonderful photographs. He likes to be photographed with expensive cars.  In the current issue it's a Ferrari.

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