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  • ML: It’s actually Médée, en français, and it’s high on my list of never-seens too. 2:33 AM
  • Walther von Holzhaufen: Lady Abbado, in my opinion, steveac10 and Krunoslav are right on the money. I would... 2:00 AM
  • guy pacifica: Not sure where this will land, but I have a question for the Parterriani. Today I made final... 1:31 AM
  • Camille: Thank you so much, phoenix. It meant a treat deal to me to hear the sounds of home I hope the Met... 1:20 AM
  • schweigundtanze: I’ve heard much worse Violettas than the Jaho excerpts posted here (which is not to... 12:44 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Thanks. I enjoyed hearing it. 11:19 PM
  • ML: As you said weeks ago, in effect, they got greedy. Still, I’m surprised they didn’t put... 11:15 PM
  • ML: Anything Goes doesn’t go at an opera company. 11:10 PM
  • ML: Butterfly is a symphony: lousy conductor (i.e. nearly always) = lousy Butterfly. It is no coincidence... 11:00 PM
  • ianw2: Heavily discounted in Sydney, and that’s after the in-built walk-up benefit of the Opera House... 10:39 PM

Maytime

Let the discussion (of off-topic and general interest subjects) bud and flower!

298 comments

  • zinka says:

    My latest podcast at: http://handelmania.libsyn.com features a Los Angeles 1980 La Boheme with Diana Soviero,whom I have always considered one of the greatest artists in my long opera experience. I think you will like it. Diana,along with Scotto and Zeani, are the very last of the “verismo divas,” and the voice, combined with the attention to the phrase, the word, the inflection, add up to a “complete” artist. I feel fortunate that I have enjoyed Diana for over 35 years. Brava to her always!!!!!

  • zinka says:

    I get trashed for daring to speak of Leontyne’s crazy mannerisms..but here is an example of GREATNESS, showing that when she was not doing her “thing,” it was amazing…just amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  • zinka says:

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/handelmania/04_-_Olive_Walk.act_3_.mp3

    THIS is what happens when you do not have enough covers for the Ring Operas..or it could be the MALEDIZIONE of the machine….

  • zinka says:

    I was forced to have to use good food to feed all the animals in the neighborhood when i played this….They were able to hear her J#….