In which Diana Damrau sings Der Hölle Rache whilst using her hitherto unknown magical powers to control the wind.
Some genius got hold of two videos of Joyce DiDonato singing different roles in Maria Stuarda and edited them to go together and this is the glorious result.
This is a set of variations on themes from Carmen for orchestra and violin by Pablo de Sarasate. This performance is by Sarah Chang and Placido Domingo conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
Firstly, I think I need to apologise for the complete lack of activity on this blog recently – this is an outcome of the laziness that I feel is acceptable during the summer holidays and also because the summer is not the most active time in the opera world anyway.
This video is Leontyne Price on some old (I don’t know how old) TV programme and the contestants have to guess who she is by asking her questions and it’s very funny.