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linden518
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Tivo This!

Tonight on PBS at 8 pm is Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment. Natalie Dessay is of course the main draw, but when this performance happened, the story was the tenor Juan Florez nailing the high-C 9 times in a single aria. The crowd went nuts and he was called for the encore (the first encore at the Met since 1994!) and he nailed it 9 more times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/arts/music/23aria.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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Re: Tivo This!

I loved the news coverage when it came out. Fun!

Thanks for the find!

You were so dead-on with your recommendation of the Magic Flute that I will always check out your recommendations.

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This wasn't broadcast in my area for a couple of weeks. I watched the performance today.

It is wonderful, delightful fun!

Juan Florez has an absolutely gorgeous voice; rich, vibrant, fluid.

They did ot broadcast the encore. Argh. The played the entire ovation he received, but left out the encore itself. Bummer.

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I know, I was really bummed about not showing the encore. WTF.

(BTW: I'm soon going to check out the Deerhoof single mp3 in the other post! Can't wait!)

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