Saturday, April 24, 2010

A true piece of our operatic heritage

And more recently:

Shout out--to the extent that I shout out--to my friend Bruce Sellers for turning me on to this!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jerry Hadley--New post!

Dear Jerry Hadley, who is no longer with us. His story makes me very sad.

Here he is, singing "Un aura amorosa", a bitch of an aria from Cosi fan tutte, in a telecast from the Met in 1996:

"Una furtiva lagrima", 1985:

Monday, April 19, 2010

From Taminophile's mailbag--take action!


Dear Opera Lover,

Opera Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Inc.,  the unique opportunity to win the free usage of a hot new performance space in Tribeca called Space on White.

We need your help!

The organization who receives the MOST views of the YouTube video made specifically for this project will be the winner.

Simply click this link and watch our new video brochure.

Now go the extra mile -- post it to facebook, twitter, your blogs and forward it to all of your friends and family!!

Thanks for your help! We hope your excitement for OMRT grows just a little more after you see this wonderful video describing who we are and where we are going!


V.W. Smith
General & Artistic Director

Friday, April 9, 2010

Christa Ludwig--New post!

The amazing Christa Ludwig sings Beethoven's Leonora in Fidelio (no date given):

Brahms "Sapphische Ode", introduced by legendary accompanist Gerald Moore, 1962:

"I am easily assimilated" from Candide, with Lenny conducting!

Wikipedia bio-blurb