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  • Camille: I, too, have always wondered what ‘might have been’ had Mr Gentele not died so unexpectedly and so young. It was... 11:30 PM
  • Camille: Thanks für Brangänens Warnung, Jungfer!! Gotta love it! httpv:// m/watch?v=RbgVBcQB XKw I’ll take your Jonas and... 11:24 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: While you were out watching “High Sierra,” you missed the Baden-Baden gala which featured... 10:54 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Bill, you are of course correct about “Jenufa̶ 1; being sung at the Met first in German, then in... 10:51 PM
  • Bill: Jungfer – true, but I believe that Gentele and Kubelik had planned the new Jenufa (with Teresa Kubiak) and it was sung in... 10:36 PM
  • Camille: Saluti allo Maestro di Catania, PIPPO— httpv:// m/watch?v=Bt13iDJE 4nk The young, unspoiled and breathtaking voice.... 10:24 PM
  • Camille: “Schweig — Schweig . . .” VORHANG 9:51 PM
  • Camille: Thank you for your kind impulse and I do plan to re-visit it, and would hope this indication would help anyone else curious or... 9:48 PM

Norman Lebrecht wants *you* to fact-check his next column

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 8.24.12 PMBraindead coot Norman Lebrecht gets it wrong again: the design competition he links to clearly has nothing to do with the cover of Anna Netrebko‘s upcoming CD.

Like a bird

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Rule of three

Sondra AngelicaPuccini’s Il trittico was most definitely not an overwhelming success when it received its December 1918 world premiere at the Met, an event which the composer was unable to attend due to World War II.  Not even a cast featuring Claudia Muzio, Geraldine Farrar, and Giuseppe De Luca could win over the critics.  Read more »


Ecco il Valhalla!

On this day in 452 Attila laid siege to the metropolis of Aquileia.

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Georgia Jarman

Opera Syria

“The music’s fun, but doesn’t Rossini repeat himself?”

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In all the music my heart sings to you

Born on this day in 1914 soprano Eleanor Steber.

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The intelligent homosexual

Happy 60th birthday playwright Tony Kushner

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What a tale could be told

On this day in 1949 Miss Liberty opened at the Imperial Theater, to run 308 performances.

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Woman behind bars

“Trove Thursday” presentsFerdinando Paër’s 1804 Leonora ossia L’Amore coniugale.

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Le jour de gloire est arrivé!

Happy Bastille Day! 

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