Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thomas Hampson Master Class Today at Julliard – Live Stream

...and it probably will be archived later at YT or on the Julliard site.

Following Earwormopera Around on YouTube

Lately it seems that every third interesting opera video I click on is posted by none other than the blogger known as Earwormopera, under the nom d'Tube musicalpunchlines

This is not a bad thing. In fact, it's a very good thing*. Clearly, Earworm and I have very similar tastes. In fact, many of my readers may know that I was greatly inspired by the Earworm to start my own blog. (Fans of this blog can thank Earworm. Non-fans can...well, non-fans can do whatever you wantso long as it's not illegal or immoral.)

Since I've been kind of stuck in Don Giovanni-land lately, I'd like to share one of my (many) favorite clips from the Claus Guth production in Salzburg, featuring one of Earworm's and my all-time favorite sopranos: Dorothea Röschmann.



*In fact, the only thing better would be if there were even more clips on the musicalpunchlines channel! (Hint, hint!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This Don is gone...

...but definitely not forgotten. A few clips can be found if you look around a bit:




and here's another chunk of Act 1:




These are from the Mezzo TV broadcast, which to me, look and sound like a different performance than the official La Monnaie webcast. Can there please be a commercial DVD release of this (he asked, hoping against hope)?

Meanwhile, for Mezzo Elvira fans, here is her awesome Act 2 aria (sadly, audio only):


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jonas Kaufmann (and Tony Pappano) Interviews on Euronews

From Euronews, January 22, 2015, Herr Kaufmann discusses how he takes care of his voice. And Sir Tony chats about working with JK, the Andrea Chenier, and opera in the cinema. (Unfortunately, it looks like the U.S. distributor picked up only the ballets this year.)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lucia di Lammermoor Webcast from the Bayerische Staatsoper – February 8, 2015

Tune in to Staatsoper.TV on Sunday, February 1 8 to see the new Bayerische Staatsoper production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor starring Diana Damrau and Pavol Breslik. 

While we are waiting, check out the Staatsoper podcast (auf Deustch, natürlich), which contains some musical excerpts, including a bit of the mad scene (with glass harmonica!)

Updated 01/26/2015 per below note from Barbara. Thanks Barbara! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Gratuitous Friday – Peter Mattei as Don Giovanni (Champagne Aria)

The Paris Opera has graciously shared this little clip of Michael Haenke's Don Giovanni (which, sadly, doesn't seem to be available in full anywhere these days). The cast also included David Bižić, Patricia Petibon, and Veronique Gens.




Thank you, Paris Opera!

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