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  • armerjacquino: I was turned off by finding out that it was the same director as that useless ARIADNE at... 4:30 PM
  • MontyNostry: So, far, a clutch of distinctly negative reviews for the determinedly non-Regie production of... 4:28 PM
  • reedroom: but, but, but…I LOVED GERHARD STOLZE! 4:13 PM
  • La Cieca: He’s about 6 feet, which for a tenor is tall. 3:49 PM
  • MontyNostry: He’s not tall, but he’s slim. 3:07 PM
  • manou: Who is in charge of the nominations? 3:03 PM
  • quibbleglib: Just how tall is Signor Fabiano anyway? I met him several years ago and don’t remember... 2:53 PM
  • La Cieca: As they used to say in the 1930s, “All your taste is in your mouth.” 2:29 PM
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  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks for the cut info, taminosbfriend – too bad about that little cut, since the... 1:36 PM

The oldest rule in the book

Something a little out of the ordinary from Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin this week: David Del Tredici‘s Final Alice, featuring the “original cast.” Read more »

Irene Dalis 1925-2014

The American mezzo-soprano and impresario died today in San Jose after a long brief illness. She was 89. [San Francisco Chronicle]

No late seating

Your tardy doyenne (pictured) invites the cher public to make the most of what remains of this week to enjoy off-topic and general interest discussions.

Rossini

On tour

On this day in 1823 Gioacchino Rossini arrived in London.

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dagger

Daggers are a thane’s best friend

A Birnam Wood of Macbeths and Ladys has come traipsing through New York this year.

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Nineveh

All our pomp of yesterday

On this day in 627, a Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeaeds Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh, in the Battle of Nineveh.

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Gheorghiu

Moon and stars

One of the major complaints about the five year casting system (as well as the shared productions by different companies) is that operatic events are rarely surprises anymore.

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Sarah

Femme fatale

On this day in 1882, Victorien Sardou‘s Fedora premiered in Paris with Sarah Bernhardt in the title role.

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Die Meistersinger

It’s complicated

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a problematic opera—or, rather, it is an opera that has, in the last century or so, become problematic.

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Mouse

One for the rodent

On this day 1955, Mighty Mouse Playhouse premiered on American television.

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