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  • La Cieca: Yeah, the Met should really reconsider their voluntary decision to create that noise deliberately, given that it annoys you and... 12:03 PM
  • kashania: Wonderfully detailed review, John. Thanks! 11:56 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: Hated the long hiss in the second scene of the first act when first they mention Elizabeth. A lady near me thought it was... 11:56 AM
  • kashania: basically top notch but just a little bit pareil LOL. Thanks for the great read. We had Brian Mulligan as Enrico the Edgardo... 11:49 AM
  • messa di voce: A new leader in the “Worst Wig of the 2015-16 Opera Season” category. 11:16 AM
  • vilbastarda: I was there last night too, and didn’t think she was bad. Though it worried me when she started, as the vibrato was... 11:15 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Is there a fireplace for Lucia? 10:37 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub 9WOTNmc 1:19…ATTACK! !!!! Who knows about this kind of singing except HERE????? I... 10:13 AM

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“The Valerie Masterson of our generation!”


  • DeepSouthSenior says:

    Lucy Crowe was superb as Servilia (at least in Live in HD) in the 2012-2013 “La Clemenza di Tito” at the MET. I thought that Crowe, Elina Garanca, Kate Lindsey, and Barbara Frittoli were an aural and visual feast in that production. Right place, right time, right mix of artists. I would never have thought of Lucy Crowe as Marguerite, though.

    Rupert Christiansen seems to be quite smitten with Lucy:

  • Baritenor says:

    Speaking of Lorna Haywood, anyone got memories of her worth sharing? I am too young (and too American) to have experienced her career, but I recently worked very closely with her when she directed Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicci at Opera San Jose and she was full of stories.

  • grimoaldo says:

    Was someone speaking of Lorna Haywood? I remember her, whether it is worth sharing or not I am not sure, mostly as Musetta in an ENO La Boheme with Valerie Masterson as Mimi and David Rendall as Rodolfo, in a production by Jean-Claude Auvray, Haywood was very good, flamboyant in the role,I brought some friends to see my beloved Valerie and they were knocked out by Haywood more than by her, which was not what I intended but I didn’t really mind. Also Rendall sang gloriously in those performances.