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  • Grane: Thanks, all. Of the women, the only voice I found truly beautiful was the Barbarina from the first... 11:42 PM
  • Camille: Haha! Bill! Although I did not feel the Barbarina outsang la Contessa, she certajnly put Susanna in... 10:03 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: And oh, after downtown New Orleans I’m delighted to visit Parterre again, where... 9:59 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Well, as y’all were experiencing and discussing various onstage disasters, I had a... 9:51 PM
  • Krunoslav: Thanks, DellacasaFan. I of course meant historical Dalmatia, since time era of MEERKAT WIDOW was... 9:43 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Bill, will you be at the “Figaro̶ 1; at Theater an der Wien? I have... 9:34 PM
  • Lohenfal: Bill, I was at the Figaro today. I assure you that it didn’t sound any better experienced... 9:27 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: From the Staatsoper Web site: VALENTINA NAFORNITA wurde in Glodeni (Moldawien)... 9:23 PM
  • Bill: It should be mentioned that when this Vienna Rigoletto new-production was originally scheduled with... 9:14 PM
  • Bill: Grane – Rachel Willis-Sorensen had a pleasant voice – the voice is basically attractive and... 8:54 PM

The artist is delusional

Marina Abramovic plans to start filming her ‘Seven Deaths’ project next summer, 25 years after she first conceived the idea of playing her heroine, the opera singer Maria Callas [not pictured]. In the seven short videos, the artist takes on the role of Callas performing the death scenes of seven operas, including Carmen, Tosca, Madam Butterfly and La Traviata.”[The Art Newspaper]

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for fundraising today

A faithful parterrian sends a copy of a fundraising letter from Opera Orchestra of New York, the gist of which is “remember all the cool stuff we did in the 1980s? Well, send us money and maybe we’ll do another opera sometime.” Read more »

Getting and spending

La Cieca is sure that the cher public (pictured), just like all other red-blooded Americans or foreign nationals, will spend the day today doing their “Cyber Monday” shopping. Your doyenne recommends you peruse Amazon for your general needs and, for live recordings, Opera Depot, who are offering a whopping 60% discount on their entire collection for today only.

Rysanek

An old-fashioned wedding

Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin notes: while this performance of Janácek’s Jenufafeatures the same three principal singers from the legendary Carnegie Hall concert of 1988, the fact that it is a staged performance raises the temperature even higher.

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Melodrame

Too, too much

The cher public are invited to lose control as they discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

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flying_blind

And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind

Why would it be crazy for you to believe that recent rumor? Is it because the gentleman in question is already enjoying a happy preview of his next romantic relationship?

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Kiss Army

“Special appearance by TV’s Ann B. Davis”

“Labor disputes are threatening to delay the broadcast of Renee Fleming’s first-ever holiday special, ‘Christmas in New York,’ ” a source close to the production tells Confidenti@l.

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Michael Fabiano

Name that Rodolfo

Francesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano will sing the role of Rodolfo in the remaining 2014 performances of La Bohème.

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Maurizio Muraro

Rossini crescendo

Sooner or later, Our Own JJ gets around to discussing the Met’s Barbiere di Siviglia and Juilliard’s Turco in Italia in this week’s New York Observer.

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NeNe

Separated at side part

NeNe wants to be Nay-Nay; Nay-Nay wants to be NeNe…”

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