Sunday, May 15, 2022

My Singers

This is interesting.  

name  year born year I met their age when met
Cecilia Bartoli 1966 1993 27
Anna Netrebko 1971 1995 24
Dmitri Hvorostovsky 1962 1996 34
Jonas Kaufmann 1969 2007 38
Lise Davidsen 1987 2017 30

These are my singers.  It shows when they were born, when I noticed them and the age they were when this happened.  

I first saw Cecilia Bartoli on TV.  I have flown the most number of times to see Cecilia.  My favorite performances are:

La Cenerentola in Zurich long ago
Le Nozze di Figaro from the Met
L'Italiana in Algeri from Salzburg   And many more.

Anna did Ruslan and Luidmila at the San Francisco Opera and has been going strong ever since.  For me it is a terrible tragedy that the Met kicked her out.  My favorite performances are:

I saw Dmitri in San Francisco and on streams from the Met.  He was still at the peak of his career when he died.

Eugene Onegin from the Met with Renee Fleming
Il Trovatore from the Met with Anna Netrebko

I first saw Jonas in a performance of Fidelio in Zurich on one of my trips to see Cecilia.

Fidelio in Zurich
Werther in Paris
Lohengrin in Munich

Everything he sings is first class, so the list would need to be longer.  Search label AandJ.

Lise is the newest addition to my list, and she is only young when you compare her to Dmitri and Jonas.

Die Walküre Act I from Munich was the one I got most excited over.

1 comment:

John G said...

I saw Lise D sing Act 1 of Walküre with Simon O'Neil and Brindley Sherratt and Sir Andrew Davis conducting at Roy Thompson Hall just before COVID. It was thrilling.