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  • antikitschychick: You know, I didnt include this in my review of her performance on Jan. 17th but Batty is... 5:03 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Ah! Thanks Ivy! So odd, too, since Mme. Callas wasn’t in the habit of transposing... 4:57 PM
  • stevey: I admit to having a soft spot for Zampieri for most of the same reasons that Feldy and others have... 4:54 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Sorry for the italics fail. 4:53 PM
  • Poison Ivy: It’s the whole aria. You can hear the transposition before the aria. I think some CD... 4:52 PM
  • Batty Masetto: If you’re interested in a direct (though not crystal-clear) comparison between Meier and... 4:52 PM
  • antikitschychick: Bill, I echo others’ sentiments about your enjoyable anecdotes and how fortunate you... 4:40 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks for checking that Mexico City “Caro nome”, Ivy! Is it the whole aria, or... 4:14 PM
  • Lohengrin: Had TS in München as Tosca, loved her. She showed a loving, warm and religious woman, also beeing... 4:09 PM
  • la vociaccia: But a lot of these young singers simply aren’t trained well enough to handle a heavy role... 4:07 PM

And that’s snow business

“Due to the road closures and likely cancellation of public transportation because of tonight’s adverse weather conditions, this evening’s performance of Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle has been cancelled. Audience members will be contacted and offered refunds or alternative performances.” So says the Met press office.

Ufa the top

Here’s the winners of the Ildar Abdrazkov Quiz, Bluebeard and Krunoslav!   Read more »

Small and inconvenient

“Though there was already talk of the erection, in remote metropolitan distances ‘above the Forties,’ of a new Opera House which should compete in costliness and splendour with those of the great European capitals, the world of fashion was still content to reassemble every winter in the shabby red and gold boxes of the sociable old Academy. Read more »

Torch Song

Feel the burn

Not only are our friends at Opera Depot burning up the internet with a one-day sale on their entire collection at 60% off, they’re also offering a free download of 15 different versions of the complete Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung.

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unemployed

The cycle of poverty

“The board of the bankrupt New York City Opera says it wants to sell its name and other assets to the bidder whose offer is lower than the competing bid.”

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Yoncheva

Shortlisted

I expected something lovely, but what I beheld was nothing short of magnificent.

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Jonas_Madonna

Beautiful stranger

Contrary to previous reports, Jonas Kaufmann says he is not dating Madonna.

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Ildar

Ildar pursuit

Our good friends (and advertisers) at Maestro Artist Management have been wondering just how much you, the cher public, know about Ildar Abdrazakov.

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housekeeping

Weekly housekeeping

Your doyenne is no good at housewifely duties.

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Coloraturafan as Raoul

Your Coloraturafan dollars at work

The first two installments of Coloraturafan‘s interview series are now live.

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