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The harvest is past, the summer is ended

September 13, 2013


And some recap is due.

Prinz Orlofsky, how do you do that thing you do

October 14, 2010


What makes a rocking Prinz Orlofsky? Let’s give this issue our undivided attention. Here’s Die Fass. Timbre: the right shade throughout, that is, on the dark side. The little spikes/screams: blend well, don’t interrupt the flow. Tempo: comes close to too fast, some wording divides syllables into beats (note the en-nuy-iert which is almost staccato). […]

Is it me, or is the opera house too hot? Singers and menopause

August 8, 2010


An oldie, but a golden one: the article by Tamara Bernstein on what can happen with singers voices when they reach That Stage. Christa Ludwig, Evelyn Lear and Brigitte Fassbaender among the interviewed. Ludwig cuts through the medical jargon. “The vocal cords are very much like the vagina — it is the same tissue,” she […]