I just discovered,… the wonderful Netta Or and Sophie Dahl might as well be separated at birth.
I have actually seen La Or in a production of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf — I think it was Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. She had a very minor role, but she was gorgeous, even back then. I forgot even which opera it was in the meantime, but I will never forget the impression her voice made on me.
For the third round I chose an aria from Mitridate, Rè di Ponto, by W.A. Mozart. Farnace is angry with Ismene, who wants to give him away to his father. It is an early work of Mozart, I think he wrote it when he was fourteen.
Instead of picking some classic varieties of the aria, like the immortal Supervia’s or von Stade’s, I decided to go for two interpretations perhaps not known so well.
The aria is “Non so più, cosa son, cosa faccio” from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart).
This is my third attempt now to write at least a note. I deleted the others, as I felt I couldn’t do her justice, at any rate.
Thank you, Joan, for blessing us forever with your nonpareil voice full of life and sadness.
There seems to be something Hugh Laurie and Benjamin Britten have in common.
A shared secret kink! Nothing out of the ordinary, but… well.
They seem to share the fondness for post-mortem hugs.
I just found a lovely unusual duet, featuring Philippe Jaroussky, and Madame Raymonde — of whom I hadn’t heard of up to now. And I have to admit — I missed something! They are great together.
My French is lacking, maybe one of you who is more at home with French could help me and please tell me the actual words they are singing.
Just having gotten into the spirit, I decided to take the quiz…
for a few of the characters of Billy Budd.
Here are the results… *cough
I just took a delightful quiz: “Which Hetalia Character Are You?”
As it would be boring to fill it in for myself, I took the quiz for my roleplay-character, Alan, instead.
But first, the results for R., a friend’s rp-char without whom my Alan would never be the same. (Results by courteous permission of R.’s)