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  • Camille: Caro Cocky K.— That would indeed make me very happy as -for some peculiar reason- perhaps based upon your unusual degree of... 7:19 PM
  • phoenix: Interesting sub-sub-thread. I also liked Plowright – she had her mannerisms but I still found her interpretations quite... 7:15 PM
  • phoenix: I saw Rossini’s L’italiana in Algieri at Cooperstown many years ago and it was very well done & entertaining... 6:58 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Cocky, I did not think the Principessa was a good fit for Larsson in the premiere run as seen on the DVD release either. The... 6:46 PM
  • Camille: Uh huh, phoenix. You are sounding just like me now, kvetching about the kvetching tourists. No me gusta, Papì! I just want to see... 6:43 PM
  • Cicciabella: Haroutounian has been tweeting about how she’s ready for Norma. She’s clearly applying for the job and will say... 6:39 PM
  • phoenix: Camille, Cooperstown is a vacation place: do you want to go to Cooperstown to see Rachele Gilmore in La Gazza Ladra? If so, you... 6:30 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I’m not sure I agree she’s a natural for the spinto repertoire. Certainly she has the top of a spinto, but the... 6:01 PM

Pain and suffering

A woman unhappy with the Bolshoi Opera’s controversial staging of Ruslan and Ludmila was denied a one million ruble compensation bid by Moscow’s Tverskoi court on Monday. Muscovite Svetlana Voronina demanded a million rubles and a ticket to a traditional staging of the opera in compensation “for the moral agony experienced when watching the performance.” [The Moscow Times]

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