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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I know it’s unbearably hot these days in Germany and elsewhere, but I find it amusing that Thieleman is... 10:33 AM
  • Cicciabella: Unrelated to Joan Sutherland, but apparently Bakanova replacing Yoncheva in Traviata at the ROH was a real star-is-born... 10:12 AM
  • Rowna: Random thoughts: As soon as Ms Elkins started singing, my ears perked up. What a great artist with a beautiful voice. I am and... 7:58 AM
  • Henry Holland: Thanks for the heads up, I’ll give it a listen this weekend. 1:57 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: OK – this cements it: I am officially changing the cast and date on my Mixcloud page and removing... 1:44 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Listen to her Leonore from Wiener Staatsoper in June at my Mixcloud page and judge for yourself.... 1:39 AM
  • Cicciabella: Soffel is not the youngest of singers. Making allowances for that, I liked what she did with the text. No-one was anywhere... 1:11 AM
  • dr.malatempra: Indeed, the finest Verdi baritone singing I have heard since the prime of Cornell Macneil or the young,(Goldovsky Opera... 12:52 AM

“Say that La Cieca leaves her loge in disgust at the travesty they call Art in this opera house!”

Actually, Lohengrin at La Scala wasn’t all that bad, so the reports go. though at the moment there’s no video proof this side of the Atlantic. Your doyenne will continue to work on that little lacuna whilst you, the Cher public, enjoy your weekly discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects as you view the video after the jump.

254 comments

  • zinka says:

    Since I just learned that ANOTHER STAR (Mr.Alden) is here…and that makes me worry..because I am now so afraid that some of the divas and divos i may yell at are reading me (It once happened..whre a diva said to someone,”Why does he hate me??? But I want to meet him…”)
    Seriously, I am still conflicted about modern concepts..but as La Cieca said to me, “Did you enjoy it?” and i LOVED it..but I think maybe there should be a special insert in programs that say something like,”Well,the reason that they are doing….is because………OR should I follow my mentor’s advice (La Cieca) and say..”No…it is healthy to be made to use your imagination!!”
    I did think last night of my ma in the chorus line in the 20′s when the act two scene one ended….
    Would Gigli approve?????
    I hope Mr.Alden understands I go back to the days when Nelly Melba and I dated…..