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  • Milady DeWinter: I tell you DellaCasa and Peter, I was conflicted about #16 earlier on in the process, but... 7:48 PM
  • Lohenfal: Anti, I was at the Nov. 1 performance, which you saw on video. The Eyre production works very well... 7:40 PM
  • semira mide: Nothing like a re-post to make it work. Oops. 7:26 PM
  • semira mide: Sorry, that didn’t work. I’ll post the link again. https://www.you... 7:26 PM
  • semira mide: I totally agree about Nelly , Zinka. Coloraturafan posted this clip with Nelly, which I think is... 7:25 PM
  • Semiotic: Can you please explain what “visually overdeterminedR 21; means? What are some other... 7:14 PM
  • mirywi: Dear FeldMarschellin: if you speak to Herr Kaufmann and find that the barrier to his coming to the... 6:52 PM
  • springspring: Angela looks GORGEOUS! Visually she is Charlotte. Let’s hear the live streaming on Monday! 6:38 PM
  • armerjacquino: Your sarcasmometer is a little faulty, alas. 6:28 PM
  • turings: Here’s an effort to improve on Google for the Standard and Neue Merker – basically saying it... 6:14 PM

We were dead, you know

The setting: a dark plaza extending directly in front of a storied opera house. The time: just after a ho-hum revival of something Puccini. The crowd streams out, moderately satisfied but also far from bowled over. A group open to a proposition, you could say.   Read more »

Gettin’ Ligeti Wit It

macabreWhen invited to participate in a discourse on artistic standards (hello, internet!), it’s easy — pleasurable, even — for an aesthete to bray about “the fall.” Where are the true heldentenors? Your kingdom for a Callas! (Or a Stratas, or a Rysanek!) And might the public, at long last, deserve a stable of directors who possess the good sense to avoid both the trope-y familiar as well as the ill-advised pathways of, ugh, the modern? Read more »