Favorites

My interest is primarily in opera that is being presented now.  It would be colossally boring for me to see the same ancient productions over and over. Nevertheless I do enjoy a surprisingly large amount of different things.

This is just something fun and is constantly a work in progress.  I went through the blog from the beginning to find the things that stood out in my memory.  I am only including the things I liked and have trimmed it down to around 10 per year.  If you're looking for pans, this isn't the place.  I like a lot of stuff, but you will notice that La Boheme only appears twice.  The most number of live performances, 24, occurred in 2007, my homeless year.

My goal with opera is simply to fall in love.  I prefer new opera performances because I'm not very likely to fall in love with people from the long ago past.

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Favorites of the Decade 2010-19


2019


2018


2017


2016

J'Nai Bridges
Stéphanie d'Oustrac

2015

Sonya Yoncheva

2014

Anita Rachvelishvili
Barbara Hannigan
Christine Goerke


2013

Anja Harteros
Golda Schultz
Jamie Barton
Pretty Yende
Tomasz Konieczny
Željko Lučić

2012

Anthony Roth Costanzo
Kristine Opolais
Luca Pisaroni
Michael Volle

2011

Ailyn Perez
Aleksandra Kurzak
Ana Maria Martinez
Bryan Hymel
Ildar Abdrazakov
Matthew Polenzani
Michael Fabiano

2010

Alice Coote
Leah Crocetto
Nadine Sierra
Philippe Jaroussky
Rene Pape
Vittorio Grigolo

2009

Angel Blue
Danielle de Niese
Diana Damrau
Dolora Zajick
Eva-Maria Westbroek
Lawrence Brownlee
Mariusz Kwiecien

2008

Ambrogio Maestri
Anna Caterina Antonacci
Erin Morley
Eric Owens
Javier Camarena
Lucas Meachem
Ludovic Tezier
Patricia Racette
Piotr Beczala
Russell Thomas

2007

Alessandro Corbelli
Angela Gheorghiu
Elina Garanca
Heidi Stober
Isabel Leonard
Jonas Kaufmann
Joyce Didonato
Lisette Oropesa

2006


Sondra Radvanovsky
Vivica Genaux



2005

Maria Guleghina





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