Mezzos on Wednesday: Connolly, Hallenberg, Coote, DiDonato

[Ann Hallenberg coloraturocking the Beaune festival, Beaune 2011]

Just a few notes for your viewing and listening pleasure:

  • coloraturafan2 uploaded the ENTIRE “Clemenza di Tito” from Aix-en-Provence in two parts on his YT account. Thank you, thank you, thank you, coloraturafan2! This means a fantastic Sarah Connolly-Byron in boots and a waist coat all you want, whenever you want. Wednesday never felt so much like a vacation (thank you also to Avis and Joanie for alerting comments and emails).
  • Ann Hallenberg’s “Farinelli” extravaganza, based loosely on the soundtrack for the movie, which was also conducted by Christophe Rousset in the early 90s, is up and available via ArteLiveWeb in all its splendor. And I mean splendor. Bartoli’s ample “Sacrificium” wardrobe pales in comparison to this.
  • And when you’re already surfing instead of working now, do yourself a favor and check out towanda’s latest find – mezzo heaven indeed.

11 thoughts on “Mezzos on Wednesday: Connolly, Hallenberg, Coote, DiDonato”

  1. You are elcome. Nit sure hy my iPad decided to call me joanie. It also ‘corrected’ my spelling to hole instead of whole!


  2. I’m supposed to be tending my garden and preparing a rehearsal …. But I do enjoy a good distraction. 😉 Thank you!


  3. Unfortunately the complete Acts 1 and 2 of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence “Clemenza di Tito” have been removed from YouTube for copyright reasons. I hope this means a DVD is in the offing very shortly.

    However, a clip of Sarah Connolly singing “Deh, per questo istante solo” is still available at:


    1. yes, thanks to Arashi at least that morsel remains! And the chance of a DVD is probably the most optimistic outlook we can have on this removal. And Aix producitons do get produced sometimes, I remember e.g. the Valkyrie from a few years back.


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