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  • Dabrowski: It is definitely more disturbing than the worst of Calixto Bieito’s excesses. 2:20 PM
  • kashania: AJ: Yes, I simplified things too much in my post. You’re quite right about the quality of the... 1:55 PM
  • umangialaio: Eva-Maria Westbroek will not be singing Isolde next summer in Bayreuth. U 1:54 PM
  • kashania: I prefer the revised as well but I enjoyed hearing the original version. I don’t know if... 1:46 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: I was at the 12/9 performance and felt much the same as Henson. It was truly a singer-driven... 1:28 PM
  • m. croche: Comparatively traditional operettic fare – “Ich studiert Anatomie” –... 1:11 PM
  • m. croche: Considerate of them to allow us to take mental-health breaks between clips. 1:09 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: I agree Avanti- I don’t hear the Deutekom “gargle̶ 1; in the coloratura at... 1:07 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Well, he was consistent. Almost every time he revised an existing movement, the revision was... 12:37 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Yes, the unexpectedly fussy vocal lines in the 1853 version are really jarring to the ear when... 12:20 PM


La Cieca (not pictured) would like to inform the cher public that a live webcast of Ariadne auf Naxos (starring Our Own Renée Fleming) will be transmitted from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Saturday afternoon starting at 2:15 PM ET. Naturally, chatting in La Casa della Cieca will be encouraged.