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  • manou: Never thought for a moment that an anodyne word like “excitement”… ;… 5:32 AM
  • Often admonished: Never thought for a moment that an anodyne word like “diametrically” could cause such excitement. This is not... 5:18 AM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Why were you cheering loudly if you thought it was a disappointing performance? 9:18 PM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: The entire Solti Ring documentary used to be on utube but alas, gone, along with the clip where they surprise Nilsson... 6:54 PM
  • La Cieca: Enjoy your time on moderation, you ridiculous coot. 6:51 PM
  • phoenix: Obviously, the powers that be at parterre.com are enjoying their bank holiday weekend with nimiety distracting enough for them to... 5:44 PM
  • Bluebeard: Totally agree regarding more DVDs from Munich. Their live streams are a treat, and I try to watch them whenever my... 5:37 PM
  • Mountaine: My friend and I were sitting in the upper balcony. Although the orchestra playing was wonderfully LOUD and FULL up there, and... 2:12 PM

Chat: listeners’ choice

audienceDuring the dull season for opera broadcasts here in New York the cher public are invited to select from the afternoon offerings listed on operacast.com. Read more »

Magic mike

CulshawBorn on this day in 1924 opera record and video producer John CulshawRead more »

Trauermarsch

LevineI can scarcely remember a performance where so many conflicting thoughts raced through my mind as happened Thursday night during the Met Orchestra’s “bleeding chunks” of Wagner’s Ring at Carnegie Hall. On one hand, superb Wagnerians Christine Goerke and Stefan Vinke soared through duets and solos from Siegfried and Götterdammerung magnificently supported by the sterling orchestra, but the complicated subtext prevented me from entirely enjoying the evening.  Read more »

Lohengrin

Chained melody

La Cieca’s spies in Dresden report that there were HD cameras aplenty in the Semperoper at Wednesday night’s performance of Lohengrin.

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forza_amazon

Cross purposes

“Has anyone ever seen a truly great production of this opera?”

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commandments

“A man who limits his interests limits his life”

Born on this day 1911 actor Vincent Price.

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Gott

A choice, not an ecosystem

Washington National Opera’s first Ring Cycle came to a bittersweet conclusion this past Sunday, closing the door on an extraordinary three weeks in the opera house and a remarkable musical and theatrical achievement for the company.

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Passion

Why I do the things I do

Fosca, finalmente mia!

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Borkh

Ich war so hochdramatisch

Happy 95th or perhaps 99th birthday soprano Inge Borkh.

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Angels

Heaven is a place on Earth

The Péter Eötvös adaptation of Angels in America—as well as Candide and such rarities as La campana sommersa and Los Elementos—are highlights of the New York City Opera’s 2016-2017 season.

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