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The wayward bustle

It’s that time of the week (again?) when the parterriat discuss off-topic, general interest and impressionistic subjects.

  • zinka

    When young naive Charlie heard this, he could not even think of what might be going on on the floor of standing room…Who needed THAT when we had THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zinka

    httpv:www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9EBXGnGe8A

    A PIRATED PIRATA with Aprile…Happy birthday again!!!!!!

  • zinka

    Hope this one comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zinka

    …and he is NOT souped up!!TRUSTEZ-MOI!!!!!!

  • zinka

    Can we recall a recent period where suddenly all these “new’ tenors came on to the scene???This is really amazing.I find myself going to the Met sometimes “just for the tenor,” the way i used to go “just for Zinka.”
    Yes,we had Tucker and Bergonzi and Corelli,etc..but we also had a lot of YUCCCHY 76th rate tenors.
    This era is a revelation to my ears.

  • zinka

    Listen to this and look at next season’s JOKE of a Chenier cast!!!!!

  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette

    The death of Sir Colin Davis is being reported.

  • zinka

    Listen VERY carefully as at the end of the scene the prompter gives Leonie the cues to blow out the candles..”Ein..Zwei…Drei”….Brava!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Quanto Painy Fakor

      The prompter at the old MET is not counting for Rysanek to “blow out the candles,” but cuing the moments for her to PLACE them, and then he also warns her for her sudden reaction to the backstage drum roll. Earlier, after the Vissi d’arte and right before the long ovation, he also says “Brava” to Leonie. This is one of the best MET Wire recordings ever (but I’d probably say that about the others too).