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Wonderful Mozart duets: S'io non moro a questi accenti

As “doomed lovers” Mozart duets go, I’m very fond of this one (recit included). Perhaps because it comes at such a dramatic moment in the opera (Idamante has decided to face Nessie and possibly die since (he thinks) Ilia doesn’t love him anyway; his impassioned recit convinces Ilia to reveal her own love for him, so now Idamante is about to pass out from an unexpected infusion of happiness). 189 more words


Queen Of The Night - A Comparison

Right, on to the next comparison. I have always loved Der Hölle Rache but I have a rather particular taste in the way it is sung. 84 more words


The Hannigan show

Last night at Roy Thomson Hall Barbara Hannigan made her North American conducting debut with the TSO.  And, of course, she sang too.  She kicked off with Luigi Nono’s… 544 more words


Too Many Notes

One of the most well-known stories in all of music has to be the infamous exchange between Austrian Emperor Joseph II and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  The Emperor had just heard an opera by Mozart and complained,  “That is too fine for my ears – there are too many notes.”.   506 more words


Le nozze di figaro - again

i went to the roh to listen to the marriage of figaro again . i sat all the way in the back this time . last time i was able to see everyone’s facial expression from the balcony but the view was from the side . 867 more words


Mozart La Para FreeStyle At New York City

Mozart La Para FreeStyle At New York City Vista: http://fuegovirtual.com/ rated: viewed:71612 source
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