Coming into his own in the leading tenor roles is none other than Attilio Glaser, whose career has been opening new doors especially with this iconic poet in love. Enjoy my review and let me know your opinions as well.
From her beginnings in the full lyric and spinto soprano repertoires to nowadays coming into her own in the dramatic repertoire, how well did Christine Goerke stack up to one of her signature roles, especially joined by a cast that looks good on paper? Enjoy and find out in my review.
Two singers whose voices I have heard for the first time embodying the mythical ice princess and the intrepid warrior prince. Two singers who have made their role debuts as an old King of Tartar and a sweet slave girl. How well did they all hold up in the end? Find out more in this review.
Señora Ana María Martínez. A soprano whose career I have been following for fifteen years and whose repertoire has parallels with Sena Jurinac, Victoria de los Angeles, and Montserrat Caballé graces the stage in one of her signature roles. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Three years ago, I caught this production of this rare Puccini opera by the famous tenor, Rolando Villazon, which had such amazing performers like Aurelia Florian as Magda de Civry, Joseph Calleja as Ruggero Lastouc, Alexandra Hutton as Lisette, and Alvaro Zambrano as Prunier. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Martina Serafin knocked it out of the park as Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Let’s see how this production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut starring Kristine Opolais will fare. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. Yes, I did sound a bit worn out in this video review, but let’s just say my voice kind of gave way to a film shoot I was involved in. But it was getting better, I just needed to rest my voice.
Ah, the unsurpassable Franco Zeffirelli Turandot production, starring Nina Stemme, Marco Berti, Anita Hartig and Alexander Tsymbalyuk with Maestro Paolo Carignani on the helm. Let’s see how well this fares. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. Some of my opinions especially regarding Marco Berti’s vocal performance have not held up, but in spite of it all, I still enjoyed making this video. Moreover, this is actually my most viewed opera review video I have made.
What better to celebrate La Grande Signora Leontyne Price’s 91st birthday than with my review of her 1962 recording of Puccini’s Tosca with Herbert von Karajan in charge as the conductor and also starring Giuseppe di Stefano as Cavaradossi, Giuseppe Taddei as Scarpia, Fernando Corena as the Sacristan, Carlo Cava as Angelotti, and Piero de Palma as Spoletta. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Mein allerliebster und allmächtiger Herr Daniel Johansson has struck again as a passionate, virile, and handsome Mario Cavaradossi in Calixto Bieito’s haunting production of Tosca, which went on with no break whatsoever. He was joined by a rising full lyric soprano, Nina Gravrok, and a veteran dramatic baritone, Ole Jorgen Kristiansen. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.