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  • vilbastarda: Thank you, QPF for revealing Boris Goldovsky to me. I had, until now, only tangential knowledge of who he was. What a... 9:57 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I also wondered. You’d think after 80 years, they could get the radio transmissions perfect. I got myself a ticket... 9:53 AM
  • vilbastarda: For anybody who is interested, or just curious, this summer’s San Francisco Opera’s Two Women/La Ciociara by... 9:40 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: Wonderful Tannhäuser, it reminded me why I love the Met, but what was that loud unpleasant hiss on the first act that went... 9:32 AM
  • willym: Violetta wore her tiara to bed????? Now that’s regietheater!!!!! 9:27 AM
  • olliedawg: Oops…pressed send too soon. Many thanks to CC for sharing this recording with us. 9:11 AM
  • olliedawg: von Stade & Horne & Blake…I mean, seriously, is this a great cast, or what? Flicka really kicked in the opera... 9:11 AM
  • Cicciabella: Me too. So good to have you back, grim. You deserve twenty trips to Berlin. In December there’s a Messiah at the... 7:38 AM

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  • WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1896 conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos

    Happy 89th (87th?) birthday soprano Lucine Amara

    Happy 67th birthday bass-baritone Ian Caddy

  • zinka says:

    I CRACKED UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    On the Met quiz, they played Werther Letter Scene exc. and suddenly,out came this flat flat GESCHREI, which I knew was Regine Crespin, who had some “vocal problems” at times. One of the panelists guessed “IRA SIFF,” and I said to myself, “Mme.Vera NEVER sounded this bad!” Was this an insult to Mme.Vera AND Crespin??Yes,I think so. Ira,come back!! Your pitch was FINE, despite the Scotto imitations!!!!!

    • MontyNostry says:

      But it was a GESCHREI with style -- and Madame Koch was most diplomatic about it. I wasn’t impressed that the ‘experts’ on the panel failed to recognise either Crespin (obviously from the first note!) or Gorr -- obvious from that magnificent metallic boom of hers.

  • brooklynpunk says:

    Did anyone shell out $175. to see The Gotham Opera perform ” “Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.”, at The OTHER Met (Museum)?

    I got to see most of it in dress rehearsals, as I spend much time, in the Medieval Galleries at The MET (yup--I have NO life…)--and enjoyed what I saw and heard, but..$175.??--what the hell are they thinking--especially ..TO STAND…!!!

    • Bianca Castafiore says:

      bp!!!!! Maybe you should have gone to the LoftOpera Bohéme instead that people have been talking about…