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12

Feb

iloveitwhenyoucallmebigpapagena:

Ailyn Perez and Stefan Pop in Hamburg Staatsoper’s new ‘La Traviata’, directed by Johannes Erath

So if somebody had said to me “La Traviata with bumper cars”, I would have laughed in their face.  But actually this looks lovely.

(Source: jobynaralstons)

10

Jan

operaswag:

This would be Lisette Oropesa singing through this aria for the first time ever.  I wonder if she’ll sing it somewhere down the line, eh?  

“I SING IT IN THE SHOWER!!!” 

Sempre Libera, and I’m sure in it’s somewhere on the to-do list. Not soon, though. But look at her being adorable <3

01

Jan

elretratodeisabela:

Carlo del Monte and Victoria de los Angeles sing the ‘Brindisi’ from “La Traviata”
Orchestra e Coro dell`Opera di Roma
Tullio Serafin, conductor
Roma 1959

Not sure how I feel about the New Year. Have a classic. 

13

Oct

This is my 1000th post.  Maria Callas and Alfredo Kraus sing ‘Amami, Alfredo!’ from the Lisbon Traviata, 1958.

I’m not sure it can get any better than this.

11

Apr

Ah forse lui - Sempre Libera (La Traviata)

I love Anna Netrebko’s performance in this.  It’s stunning.

11

Feb

Soprano Marina Poplavskaya as Violetta Valery. 

Soprano Marina Poplavskaya as Violetta Valery. 

26

Jan

Soprano Anna Netrebko in what I think is the second Princess Diaries movie and singing a bit of ‘Sempre Libera.’

31

Dec

Soprano Anna Netrebko and Tenor Rolando Villazon sing ‘Libiamo ne’lieti calici’  from Verdi’s ‘La Traviata.’  Salzburg, 2005.  Yes, I went there.

Happy New Year!  Brindisi responsibly!

19

Aug

Baritone Sherrill Milnes sings Germont’s ‘Di Provenza il mar, il suol’ from Verdi’s ‘La Traviata.’  From this recording.

28

Jul

Soprano Anna Moffo sings Violetta’s ‘Folie… Sempre Libera’ from Verdi’s ‘La Traviata.’ Telecast, 1960.

So many people seem to have ideas about what I should do with my life and who I should be. I want to blast this in their faces.