Saturday, April 03, 2021

Jessye sings Mahler


This is Urlicht from Mahler Symphony #2, Resurrection.


I have been blogging for a long time.  When I first started, I had a lot to say.  This was fun.  But time has passed and I have said a lot of things.  I no longer feel issues rising from within.  I am also having trouble commenting on opera that I am never live at the performance.  I am going to comfort myself by reviewing only things that I feel an inward desire to talk about.

I don't know how long this will last.

P.S.  I only have eyes (and ears) for Lise.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Lise's New Album

Lise Davidsen's new album is out, and I'm having a hard time thinking of anything to say.  Listen for yourself?

I chose this track because it is the thing I least expected.  I was thinking to criticize her Italian work, and then came this.  She is glorious beyond my wildest imagination.  Everyone who has experienced her live says you need to be there.  Go away stupid virus.  I'm doing all I can do.  If you wanted something serious and sensible, I apologize.  I follow opera for passion alone.

The recording includes Beethoven, Mascagni, Verdi, Cherubini and Wagner.  My son said it's amazing, like something from a bye-gone era.