If this isn't perfection, I don't know what is.

>> Friday, August 31, 2007

Frederica von Stade sings Voi che sapete from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.

She has always been my favorite Cherubino.


Kathy Handyside September 5, 2007 at 9:05 AM  

I have the Glyndebourne video of "The Marriage of Figaro" with Frederica Von Stade doing Cherubino. Nobody else can do that role, in my opinion! It's as if she was born for it.

Lynette September 5, 2007 at 9:38 AM  

We have a Glyndebourne DVD performance of "Figaro" as well, but it must be a later one. I don't recognize the Cherubino, but she's fabulous. She's Slovic but I'm not sure from where. Renee Fleming is the Contessa, and of course she's fabulous, and Alison Hagley sings Susanna. After seeing this performance of "Figaro", Hagley is now my very favorite Susanna. She's an absolute doll!

Kathy Handyside September 5, 2007 at 1:29 PM  

I think mine is from the '80s - it's a VHS tape. Glyndebourne does some wonderful performances. I also have a VHS tapes of their performances of "Don Giovanni" and "Magic Flute". I love them.

Kathy Handyside September 5, 2007 at 1:36 PM  

My Glydebourne tape of "Figaro" has Kiri Te Kanawa (not sure if I spelled her name right) as the Countess Almaviva.



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