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  • antikitschychick: lol the whiff of Italianità is in the air… 1:26 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Hi chichy chick – NOTHING happens in the first 15 miutes of “Cav” so you missed nothing. 1:25 PM
  • antikitschychick: Hi Manou. Looking forward to your review of the Trovatore. OH DEAR…those high notes by Urmana :-((( perhaps she is... 1:24 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Urmana sounds about as wobbly as EMW. 1:24 PM
  • manou: Is this the fragrant Fabluisi? 1:23 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I wonder who how Urmana will do – getting a bit long in tooth. The last Aida I heards from her was... 1:23 PM
  • manou: Hello anti and arepo 1:22 PM
  • Batty Masetto: I don’t know why but today the Santuzza entrance cellos are making me think of Wagner’s Worms. 1:22 PM

Loo! Here the Gentle Lark

“First night is three weeks away which suggests the theatre is ready. It isn’t. But it is no less ready than it ever is; I just don’t ever stop being anxious about it. Carpets are down (yes, carpets) and a biblical scale clean is about to ensue. These are the things that occupy me. Toilets, too. Toilets occupy me a great deal because, well, this is England after all and they matter.” [Opera diaries]


  • Tory Adore says:

    One of the best canary songs ever (Bishop’s ‘Lo! Hear the Gentle Lark’) forever ruined. Thanks a bunch.

    • Camille says:

      Come now, let us rejoice!
      Compare and contrast these duelling divas

      I believe there is another nice one out there with Kathy Battle

      • Tory Adore says:

        Why thank you for posting these gems, Camille. My first ever hearing of this tune was from an old 78 shellac disk featuring Amelita Galli-Curci which I thought was perfection. (still do) I bet Kathy Battle sings it nicely, too. Never really been a Joanie fan- though her diction is quite good on this clip.

  • Tory Adore says:

    couldn’t resist- no one seemed to want to comment on this thread. Can’t blame them really- this shitty production of Ballo should be forgotten. Echt Regiedreck.