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  • orlando: Pretty sure she was in that Philips Giorno di Regno as well. 11:04 AM
  • Cicciabella: Sketches for the Meese Parsifall that almost was: http://tinyurl.com /meeseparsifal. 10:48 AM
  • Chanterelle: @NPW-Paris That’s pretty remarkable! Then you notice the way the patrons are dressed, and... 10:28 AM
  • perfidia: I have been thinking, after hearing Peters’ recording of Zerbinetta, that she was probably... 9:46 AM
  • Krunoslav: I had indeed forgotten- quite awful, with Hvorostovsky– ; was it his first studio set?–... 9:43 AM
  • Buster: The piano version, in this case, works well – more intimate, more exposed: httpv://www.you... 9:35 AM
  • Gualtier M: Just a note here: Metropolitan Opera accumulated a $22 million dollar deficit last year,... 9:35 AM
  • kennedet: I hope not, Salome. Is she trying to reinvent herself or just having fun? If it’s the... 9:20 AM
  • Buster: There is a also a Jessye Cavalleria Rusticana – best forgotten. 9:08 AM
  • Often admonished: She sang both soprano and mezzo parts for Abbado. At two separate performances, fortunately. 8:41 AM

Ass backwards

“If you think that elegant transitions like these are the crucial elements in the Ring — if you view Wagner’s cycle primarily as a series of logistical puzzles waiting to be solved with advanced technology — Ka might convince you, as it apparently did Mr. Gelb, that Mr. Lepage is the man for the job.  But if you care more about the cycle’s nuances — its characters and their relationships, its emotions, its philosophical complexities — then the idea of giving the reins to the creator of Ka, which is wholly devoid of all those complexities, is preposterous.” Zachary Woolfe went to Las Vegas and all we got was a thoughtful analysis of why Robert Lepage never was a good fit for the Ring.