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  • Camille: Don’t worry about fiddle-arcing. It is okay, whenever and wherever. I am highly unreliable myself, so no es problema!! 5:35 PM
  • Camille: Thank you so much Monsieur Hippolyte! I used to always go there–they have saved me so many dollars, but I’ve gotten... 5:34 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Camille I’m in a place so remote I can only reply by smartphone and it’s too fiddle-arsing. I hope to find time... 5:33 PM
  • Hippolyte: According to its website, the New York Public Library owns two circulating copies of the Gounod Polyeucte CD on Dynamic–a... 4:50 PM
  • Dolciamente Pipo: Sorry to butt in here, but I am such a huge fan of the Ediciones Singulares/Palazze tto Bru Zane survey of rare French... 4:46 PM
  • PCally: Well many consider Fruhling the hardest of the four songs. One virtually all recordings the soprano struggles a bit. Netrebko in... 4:41 PM
  • Orlando Furioso: It’s also worth mentioning that (as many of our knowledgeable readers are aware) the fact that Berg had completed... 4:01 PM
  • operaspike: I’m going again tonight; got the last best seat available in the house. And last night’s “Jenufa̶ 1; was... 3:56 PM

Topper

“…to a certain degree, good critics are no longer necessary to find. The phrase ‘Everybody’s a critic’ has taken on a universal cast. The internet encourages people to share their opinions with the world. In the theatre, the buzz created by chatroom chatters has become increasingly important to a show’s reputation before it opens. There are thousands of critics tapping away their opinions to whoever will listen – so who needs a paid pontificator to tell you what your opinion should be?” Stephen Sondheim rebuts Michael Kaiser and ponders the utility of Sanskrit to the librettist in excerpts from his new book Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany. (Photo: Getty Images)

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