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Johan Botha Dies at 51

It has been reported that South African Heldentenor Johan Botha has passed away at the age of 51.  Mr. Botha had been suffering from cancer. Mr. Botha was known for singing some of the most difficult tenor roles in opera, … Continue reading

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Tannhäuser a Success

The Metropolitan Opera broadcast a performance of their current run of Tannhäuser as part of their Live in HD series on October 31st. The performance starred Johan Botha as the knight Tannhäuser, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, Michelle DeYoung as Venus, … Continue reading

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Splendid Die Meistersinger in HD

On December 13th, the Metropolitan Opera presented Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg as part of its Live in HD broadcast schedule.  The production was directed by Otto Schenk with sets by Gunther Schneider-Siemssen.  The performance starred Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), … Continue reading

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