Tag Archives: mezzo-sporano

Magdalena Kožená

Magdalena Kozena is a Czech mezzo-soprano who was born in 1973. Her repertoire is based on baroques and classical music. She also sings Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande. As far as I know she performs no 19th century roles. Active mostly in Europe she made her Met debut in 2003 as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze…

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Recording of the Week: Garanča – Bel Canto

Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanča has enjoyed considerable success on the world’s major opera stages over the past five years. At the Met she has sung in Rossini’s Barber and in the title role of Cenerentola which concluded the company’s HD telecasts earlier this year. Her DGG recital disc Bel Canto shows her dark and luminous…

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Alice Coote’s Brain

The aptly named Alice Coote, Hansel in the Met’s current production of Hansel and Gretel, was guest quiz master on yesterday’s Opera Quiz. She felt compelled to answer a question she had put to the other participants, namely what current topic would make a good opera. Her answer to her own question was a silly…

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