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  • Donna Anna: We saw the LOC Manon with Dessay and Kaufmann; both were wonderful. Dessay’s Manon was... 12:28 AM
  • m. croche: Oh dear. Syllables are sustained over long lines, animated by an Oriental form of melisma that... 11:30 PM
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  • La Cieca: [Deleted] I lost my temper there for a moment, and I’m sorry. 10:38 PM
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Tales of the planet Htrae

“If Maria Callas remains the prototype of the stormy operatic diva, then Renée Fleming is the anti-Callas. It’s difficult, for example, to imagine ‘La Divina’ delivering the Top 10 List for David Letterman—complete with references to Miley Cyrus’s fondness for twerking—as Fleming did this past September.” [Michigan Avenue]

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