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  • Camille: Thanks for having posted. It has always been my favourite section of that film and the one readily... 9:45 PM
  • Camille: Brava! Very funny “Morrò, ma prima in grazia”̷ 0;ecc .! And about the windmill... 9:39 PM
  • Camille: Mary Ann Croissant, lost twin sister of Mary Ann Kalogeropulos AKA Callas! 9:24 PM
  • Camille: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=wrlQym1S qZs “O Italia, o Italia del mio cuore…!!! 221;... 9:18 PM
  • Camille: Lieber und teuer Bill! Here is Big Lucy to sing about the girls of Trieste: httpv://outube.... 9:16 PM
  • Batty Masetto: And then of course there are the occasional blasts of halitosis from elsewhere… 8:55 PM
  • rapt: I know I’m frequently blown away, if not literally (or littorally), by the brilliance of La... 8:46 PM
  • Batty Masetto: I believe the bora has also been known to sweep through Parterre on occasion. 8:13 PM
  • manou: I have been to Trieste (but sadly not to the opera there). The city is sometimes subject to the bora,... 7:51 PM
  • MontyNostry: Well, it was Cappuccilli’ s hometown, so maybe that’s a good sign … 7:44 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 »