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  • oscar: I don’t have a problem with a mezzo singing the Composer. There have been many wonderful mezzo interpreters. I have yet to... 5:44 PM
  • Hippolyte: Like Octavian, the Composer seems to have been pretty much completely taken over by mezzos–I recall DiDonato̵... 5:33 PM
  • armerjacquino: Not sure Stratas and ‘recently 217; belong in the same sentence… But your point is well made. I can’t... 5:29 PM
  • redbear: If anyone needs a single word to describe American opera, David Gockley has it! I had to stop it to wipe the tears of laughter... 5:06 PM
  • oscar: Other than Stratas, have there been any sopranos recently who have sung the Composer at the Met or anywhere else for that matter? 5:06 PM
  • Cicciabella: That Hamlette would taste really good in a far-from-kosher cheese-and-bacon omlette. 5:04 PM
  • Hippolyte: Interesting that three of the four principals for this performance are American, plus Auger who spelled her first name... 4:43 PM
  • messa di voce: Source for that? It just doesn’t sound like Ponselle to me. I can more easily imagine Alda or Jeritza coming out with... 4:22 PM

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Today marks the premiere of the Operavore radio show on WQXR, and La Cieca (pictured) invites you all to share in the merriment at 12:30 PM EST. La Casa della Cieca will be open with your doyenne in attendance for both this epochal event and what will doubtless be the anticlimax of the Met broadcast debut of Maria Stuarda immediately following.

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  • Ruby says:

    La Cieca:

    I loved your segment and wonder whether you have read any of the comments on the WQXR site. One very serious opera lover feels that “Respect ought to be shown to those many operavores who take their opera seriously and view it as one of the higher forms of performance art.” How dare you not be more serious? Read the comment in its entirety: it’s from a certain completely humorless “Paul from Bergenfield, NJ.”