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There was a great article in The NYTimes on dazzling black and white COSI at Salzburg. Light years beyond the Coney Island fiasco at The Met as obfuscation of Mozart and DaPonte.
Daniel P Quinn Sep 15
The greatest Mozart I ever heard was the Paris Opera production with Georg Solti conducting Jules Bastin, Frederica Von Stade in the Versailles production by Giorgio Strehler when they came to the Kennedy Center. Paris Opera was stupendous
Of special note: Norman Treigle sang the Count at City Opera who I remember for his stage presence.
Mozart’s unfinished Zaide is a fragile work never staged at The Met.
Daniel P Quinn Sep 6 Liked by Opera Daily
NY City Opera revived LOUISE with Carol Neblett, based on the original production with Norman Treigle as their Father. Neblett was very good with Kenneth Riegel and Joseph Rolleau.
LOUISE seems like a lesser French BOHEME. There is a spellbinding photo of Treigle as the Father in Victor Guide to OPERA from 1968.
Opera Daily 🎶 — Martha
Opera Daily, Sep 7
Today we’re listening to…“M’appari,” (originally known as “Ach, so fromm”) Lionel’s aria from Act III of the romantic comic opera Martha by Friedrich von Flotow.
Daniel P Quinn Sep 7 Liked by Opera Daily
Jonas does a good job, but Nicolai Gedda’s Angel recording of this MARTHA aria is phenomenal. Gedda has amazing tone and breath control. Wondrously sung in the 1960’s as a Great Recording of the 20th century. Worth hearing anytime to astound the listener.
Opera Daily Sep 7
I need to check this out thank you! To be completely honest it has been hard to choose! Between Pavarotti, Domingo, Kaufman, Schipa, Bjorling, Tagliavini! So many. Now I will add Gedda to the list