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Comment #335128 on Old-Time Religion Lives in the Met's Khovanshchina

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:07:38 -0500

From my earlier comments, it would not surprise me to learn that some readers would question my crdentials. My website; www.WagnerOpera.com contains 37 complete selections recorded LIVE from my four Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium 3 hour long solo concerts, downloadable, free, from the "Recorded Selections" venue. My voice teachers included the legendary Met Opera singers bass Alexander Kipnis, baritone Friedrich Schorr, coloratura Frieda Hempel, dramatic soprano and mezzo Margarete Matzenauer, mezzo Karin Branzell, baritone John Brownlee, baritone Martial Singher and the renowned voice teacher Enrico Risati, teacher of Beniamino Gigli, Lauritz Melchior and Giacomo Lauri-Vo;pi. I teach voice and train actors for all the Shakespeare roles and big-voiced singers for all the Wagner opera roles at the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute in Boonton, NJ.



Comment #335110 on Old-Time Religion Lives in the Met's Khovanshchina

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 15:19:30 -0500

OPERA IS THE MOST TOTALLY INVOLVING MEDIUM EXPRESSING THE EMOTIONS, THE MOTIVATIONS AND THE RESOLUTION. I am a Wagnerian heldentenor and opera composer. One of my voice teachers was the Met Opera bass Alexander Kipnis whose role in the opera was considered in his day as definitive. The Russian language in its dominance of consonants over vowels and its vowels that are sometimes umlautish has tremendous possibilities for dramatic expression. More power to the Met for undertaking such an epic score! I myself do not shrink from doing masterpieces that are not performed because it is the rare singer who has the requisite vocal technique or vocal fach. I .will sing a three hour program, "High Flying--Love in its Many Faceted Expressions as Extolled Throughout Music History in Stratospheric High D Natural above high C, High D flat, and 30 High Cs." Arias on the program are from Guglielmo Tell, Il Trovatore, La Favorita, La Juive, Norma, La Fille du Regiment, Der Postillon von Lonjumeau, Faust, La Boheme, La Belle Helene, I Puritani, and the oratorio, Stabat Mater. On March 24th the venue will be the New Life Expo at the New Yorker Hotel. On March 31st the venue will be the Lake Hiawatha, NJ Library. Kenneth Bennett Lane is the director of the RWMD.



Comment #334808 on Old-Time Religion Lives in the Met's Khovanshchina

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:29:27 -0500

Well written piece. An opera not to miss.