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  • Krunoslav: Odd that Sharapova has yet to be hired by DG, or Peter Gelb. 8:03 AM
  • Krunoslav: Maria [horses neigh offstage] Müller 8:02 AM
  • armerjacquino: Lucie Kasparkova is STRAIGHT into the ‘soprano or tennis player?’ game. 7:53 AM
  • Gualtier M: I think it was Maria Muller who Ponselle didn’t like who she called the washerwoman. Ponselle also wasn’t crazy... 7:32 AM
  • Krunoslav: Very tough to find examples. The opera house in Kosice, Slovakia this season alternated two sopranos as the Komponist, Lucie... 7:27 AM
  • Krunoslav: I recall another Ponselle denigration of Easton’s virtuosity, saying how , yes, maybe she could sing everything but maybe... 7:02 AM
  • armerjacquino: The truly bizarre thing was when soprano Veronique Gens sang Elvira at CG but still took the mezzo transposition in... 6:53 AM
  • armerjacquino: Read it again. I didn’t say anything about negating her current performances. 6:49 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.

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