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  • "Bordeaux, 1999: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=x7MV GQoKw58" - Lady Abbado
  • "Manou have you been to the Boheme? wondered what you thought." - Resistopiu
  • "Happy 83rd birthday to Pauline Oliveros, who in 1965 gave us “Bye Bye..." - m. croche
  • "If you’re sorry voting for the Pubie Awards is over, you could consider..." - Cicciabella
  • "Osipova is injured/out for the the time being. She had a bad fall in her Giselle..." - Poison Ivy
  • "too bad Osipova withdrew from this production; she was originally scheduled to..." - parpignol
  • "Happy 61st birthday, Marco Tutino! httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=LKqu lNghsm0" - m. croche
  • "That strikes me as a very reductive – and not terribly useful – way of..." - m. croche

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#….