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  • operaassport: Occupied Palestine? Oh lord, has it come to that level of nonsense? Abe Foxman can be a... 12:01 PM
  • kashania: But did they have the mezzo voice category in Bellini’s time? Wasn’t it just sopranos... 11:55 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Great review! Sounds like they put on a great performance despite the last minute cast changes. 11:51 AM
  • irontongue: As for Adalgisa being a mezzo, no she is not. The score calls for a soprano. Same deal with... 11:50 AM
  • arepo: I loved this. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative. 11:49 AM
  • irontongue: Barton had an engagement in London that she withdrew from. Here is the link to that concert,... 11:48 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I heard you the first time? 11:39 AM
  • kashania: I’d never heard of this film. I must look out for it on TCM. 11:25 AM
  • kashania: For me, Flute becomes tedious the moment they arrive at the temple. Though the music is divine,... 11:22 AM
  • Krunoslav: “the parallel drawn in the Director’s Note between Norma’s self-immolation and Burning Man... 11:12 AM

Oh my God, Opera, you look amazing!

Lady Jane Grey“A cover article this weekend about choosing the Top 10 classical composers misstates, at one point, the length of time that opera had existed as of 1750, when Bach died. As the article correctly conveys in other references, opera had been around for roughly 150 years then, not ‘a half-century’.” La Cieca is sure the article’s author, Anthony Tommasini, 162, regrets the error. [NYT]