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  • Lohengrin: Yes, only a part yesterday, but the whole concert on 13 August 3sat. By the way: close up can be fine, but not in every... 6:52 AM
  • Cicciabella: Did ZDF broadcast only a part of the programme? In any case, there were many goodies. I listened mostly rather than watched... 5:53 AM
  • Camille: I, too, have always wondered what ‘might have been’ had Mr Gentele not died so unexpectedly and so young. It was... 11:30 PM
  • Camille: Thanks für Brangänens Warnung, Jungfer!! Gotta love it! httpv:// m/watch?v=RbgVBcQB XKw I’ll take your Jonas and... 11:24 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: While you were out watching “High Sierra,” you missed the Baden-Baden gala which featured... 10:54 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Bill, you are of course correct about “Jenufa̶ 1; being sung at the Met first in German, then in... 10:51 PM
  • Bill: Jungfer – true, but I believe that Gentele and Kubelik had planned the new Jenufa (with Teresa Kubiak) and it was sung in... 10:36 PM
  • Camille: Saluti allo Maestro di Catania, PIPPO— httpv:// m/watch?v=Bt13iDJE 4nk The young, unspoiled and breathtaking voice.... 10:24 PM

Chat: Les Indes galantes

IndesThe cher public are invited to enjoy this afternoon’s live webcast of Les Indes galantes from the Bayerische Staatsoper whilst chatting in the window below the jump. Read more »

There are worse things than being called cute

ChenowethHappy 48th birthday singer and actress Kristin ChenowethRead more »

Old west side story

FanciullaWhile composed within a European style, La Fanciulla del West is an opera that manages to present a distinctly American experience. And, as demonstrated in a recent, disappointing production by Apotheosis Opera, Puccini’s characters thrive within the open range of the American frontier, exploring the emotional dynamics located between arrival and departure, and the unexpected transformations one finds therein.  Read more »


A dusty venetian blind

Born on this day in 1913 actress Coral Browne.

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The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperone

Born on this day in 1908 etiquette maven Amy Vanderbilt.

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Gong show

Luciano Pavarotti‘s family says the late opera singer would not have approved of Donald Trump‘s use of his recording of Giacomo Puccini’s aria ‘Nessun Dorma’.”

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Anna Hedy

You stepped out of a dream

“36.000 Swarovski-Steine werden dort aufgebracht.”

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“Troppo” notte

Thanks to the generosity of a parterre reader, “Trove Thursday” presents a rare recording from the famed Carnegie Hall series curated by Matthew Epstein to commemorate Handel’s tercentenary.

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Moon Maid

Song of the moon

On this day in 1969, ABC-TV telecast Duke Ellington and members of his band celebrating the first moon landing by performing his composition “Moon Maiden.”

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Diana Rigg

Thorns bird

Happy 78th birthday Dame Diana Rigg.

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