Grnkh, I totally meant to do a Thanksgiving post this year, and then forgot to think of anything to write about. I am thankful that Anna Netrebko is moving into repertory she's going to kill in, but that's sort of boring, and anyway recitations of gratitude are a little numbing.
Oh, a youtube link. That's just the thing. Because actually the door is on the way to being walked out of by us, so...what would be good? Maybe a nice Sena Jurinac clip in memoriam. I'll post something I didn't associate with her, something I've never heard, in hopes it's new to you, too. Something a bit mournful? Here we go.
Well shit, that is just a snippet. I am not thankful for that. Here's something else, but in the interest of the door being got out of, I'm just going with Mozart, in which she was beloved. (I knew her first from the recitless Figaro from Vienna. Some people can't stand that it's been filet'd, but I'll always love it.) Here she is, having moved up in social rank. There's a delicacy in the first bars that's quite heartbreaking, but anyway, listen for yourself of course.
Happy holidays, if these are your holidays.