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  • armerjacquino: It looks as if you’re arguing against any room for politics in art. Are you saying artists should never make... 7:35 PM
  • armerjacquino: I’m glad to hear it. Yes, their opinion matters. But I’m wary of the idea that it should be given much more... 7:32 PM
  • jackoh: Sher made his decision, and I applaud that. (I actually expressed my opinion on this precise matter in an earlier thread.) What I... 7:32 PM
  • Fluffy-net: Maybe I should just have said that what these kids said matters to me. That I created an example of another hypothetical... 7:27 PM
  • armerjacquino: Look below. ‘Some black singers said it’ is already being offered as a clincher. 7:24 PM
  • armerjacquino: This opinion matters more to me than that of a white liberal who lives in a white neighborhood who only encounters a... 7:21 PM
  • armerjacquino: The director wasn’t ‘required 217; to make a decision. He made a decision of his own free will. Is that... 7:20 PM
  • Fluffy-net: What I find has gotten lost here is the viewpoint of a group of black opera singers who no not object to Otello-in-blackfac e.... 7:19 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#….