'It is easy to understand why some producers prefer to cast Nerone as a tenor: a male Nerone makes it easier to present direct physical interaction between the two lovers.

lol ok have you seen mezzos or

parmandil:

Tu che le vanità from Verdi’s Don Carlo, sung by Montserrat Caballé.

#i hate everything #but especially verdi quoting the former love duets in angsty arias

What I learned from making a Phaedra gifset

verdiprati:

A month and a half ago, I published a set of gifs of Sarah Connolly singing Britten’s Phaedra for a documentary film by John Bridcut. 

Making opera gifs is a pretty frivolous pursuit, but often in the process I notice details that I would not pick up on otherwise.

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gorkesuze:

Young Luciano Pavarotti

tornamiadir:

Cendrillon gif posters. Click for bigger size = moar sexiness.

parmandil:

And since super-dirty Renaissance songs have already come up today, here, have Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford perform Morley’s Will you buy a fine dog?.

Mon âme a reconnu votre âme, Charlotte.

and so it goes on

parmandil:

Your classical music misogyny for the day.

bridiequilty:

Maria Callas performing the aria “Habanera” from Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen - Hamburg, 16 March 1962 (x)

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