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  • NPW-Paris: I remember some people here said they’d seen good productions of Il Trovatore, but I don’t think I have, except... 8:08 AM
  • NPW-Paris: I’ll be there on Monday night. I’ll write it up, of course, as usual. I’ve been told the production is boring. 8:06 AM
  • Rowna: Was new to me. Thanks for the link to Nebs aria. Dark on the bottom, thinned out beautifully on top, plus astounding physicality in... 6:31 AM
  • armerjacquino: Sigh. And once again, the daily OT thread, RIGHT UNDER THIS ONE, wonders what it did wrong. 6:01 AM
  • NPW-Paris: My apologies if this is a “repeat̶ 1; : http://www.concert classic.com/video/ le-trouvere-de-ver di-la-bastille-... 4:45 AM
  • la vociaccia: It’s a great voice no doubt but a bit too cloudy in the vowels (especially the the French) for me to invite... 3:24 AM
  • la vociaccia: It’s not a massively complex or uncommon phenomenon; she produces her current sound by driving her voice at full force... 3:16 AM
  • Tamerlano: Angie was a fucking pig. My god, she just tore those arias to shreds…jerky tempo changes and overly precious... 2:39 AM

I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy

“Among the floats, marching bands, and gigantic balloons of Chicago’s BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival will be a horse-drawn surrey from Lyric Opera of Chicago…. [I]n the surrey will be Lyric Opera general director Anthony Freud, dressed in appropriate western garb. Freud, who hails from London, spent five years as the general director of Houston Grand Opera and is no stranger to bolo ties and 10-gallon Stetsons.”

8 comments

  • Clita del Toro says:

    I live two blocks from Michigan Avenue (Magnificent Mile) but usually don’t attend the Parade. I am surprised that Rennay, in her Thais costume will not be on the float with Freud.
    Now if Freud were surrounded by pretty, semi-clad cowboys, I’d be there in a heartbeat. ;+) Il Fanciullo del Mid-West

    • phoenix says:

      Clita dear, didn’t you know? Renay will be right there next to Roy ‘Freud’ Rogers wearing her Dale Evans costume. Harumpf! Carpetbagging imposters -- neither of them could ride a bronco all the way to the corral.

  • norma54 says:

    Ri-FUCKING-diculous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!