Sunday, February 12, 2006

That was quick

Just watched the DVD of this 2002 Simon Boccanegra with Claudio Abbado conducting, Karita Mattila as Amelia, and Carlo Guelfi as SB. While he's maybe not my favorite ever, its a very lovely sound and there's no hint of the pitch/stamina/take your pick mess on display at the recent Rigolettos. Did he really go from solid to oh-man-this-is-kinda-upsetting in four years?

P.S. Mattila kicks ass here.

1 comment:

Chalkenteros said...

What, no blow-by-blow commentary on the Traviata broadcast?