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Scostatevi, profani!

Not only is Anna Netrebko great, I am beginning to think there was never anyone greater. Read more »

The Iron Butterfly

Born on this day in 1903 actress and singer Jeanette MacDonaldRead more »

The word is not enough

So, um, I guess we can agree that words are more important than music?  Read more »

Cloud yells at old man

Following the jump, the latest kvetch from joyless Norman Lebrecht.

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Broadcast: The Magic Flute

he listening and the commenting on this Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcast begin at 1:00 pm today.

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“Myths are a waste of time”

On this day in 1967 Barbra Streisand‘s concert “A Happening in Central Park” happened in Central Park.

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Triple header

I reckon marketing a sex-themed opera in Brooklyn should be like selling bacon-flavored froyo in Vermont.

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Mai Tosca alla scena

Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut in the Met’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca next season replacing Kristine Opolais.

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Composer’s intentions

A live broadcast of the prologue to Ariadne auf Naxos featuring Julia Varady, a favorite sopranos in a role she sang only rarely.

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“You can disagree without being disagreeable”

On this day in 1994 Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice.

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