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  • Opera Teen: Also, I first saw this when PBS aired it that following summer, so it makes me think of the... 9:59 PM
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  • Rowna: Thank you everyone for the nice words you had about my clip with a trill. I specialize in Hebrew and... 8:35 PM
  • antikitschychick: she looks lovely and OMG that black n gold dress is fabulous!! 8:21 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: I was gawking through operabase and saw that Machaidze is singing Thais next month... 8:05 PM
  • antikitschychick: OMG Rowna that was lovely!! Kudos to you and thanks for sharing :-D. 8:05 PM

You are most kind

In fact, as Madame Vera Galupe-Borszkh used to say, “you are every kind.” Enjoy commenting on off-topic and general interest subjects, cher public.

On the beach

The sea, the sky, the wind, the storms that are so frequently depicted in the music of Benjamin Britten are brilliantly illuminated in the new DVD of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach, a collaboration between Aldeburgh Music, film director Margaret Williams, and stage director Tim Albery.

On a fantastical set (a stunning design by Leslie Travers) depicting storm-tossed boats and piers placed on the beach pebbles near the water’s edge, the performance plays out in the natural elements with the audience on the beach as well.  The sea and sky are the backdrops, and this performance finds the heart and guts of Britten’s work with excellent staging and performances that get deeply into the minds and souls of Britten’s troubled Borough.   Read more »

Big D-elight

Who is the most happy fella, he who perfectly fits societal definitions of fitness and attractiveness, or he who attains self-acceptance in spite of whatever personal idiosyncrasies he may confront?   Read more »

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Till there was June

After her marvelous Pat Nixon at the Théâtre du Châtelet  two years ago, June Anderson returned there last Wednesday with pianist Jeff Cohen for a recital of French melodies and Broadway songs.

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Wrecking ball

On the evidence of the trailer for the Baden Baden Festival, the upcoming new Met co-production of Manon Lescaut by Sir Richard Eyre (and who better to direct a German/American production of an Italian opera set in France and Louisiana than a Brit?) looks to be a fairly straightforward, if drab, update to circa 1940.

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Ballopalooza!

With the Met season soon to finish, I am sure many will want to unwind with a little after party/masked ball.

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Congratulations Michael Fabiano!

The spectacular young American tenor has just been named the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker award.

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Boy wonder

Which clean-shaven young tenor must be feeling full of beans to hear he is the winner of this year’s Richard Tucker award?

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Hast du Übermut?

From the legendary Mike Richter collection, here’s another segment of “El Anillo,” act two of Siegfried from the Teatro Colón.

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Wings of desire

Tonight’s broadcast of Madama Butterfly from the Met is sure to attract many of the cher public to La Casa della Cieca.

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