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  • RosinaLeckermaul: I totally agree. He didn’t sound in BOHEME like the same singer I heard in TROYENS... 11:26 AM
  • kennedet: Okay, it’s a folk song. Before I’m corrected. 11:24 AM
  • kennedet: Leave Ms. Norman alone! She’s “got the right to sing the blues”! 11:13 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Indeed, happy St. Cecilia’s Day. And, since it’s also Britten’s birth date,... 11:13 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Now that Die Voigt has her own radio program on WQXR (“The Sopranos”... 11:11 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Hymel’s strength as ” . . .comfort with constant high-ish tessitura . . ”... 11:09 AM
  • NPW-Paris: I see in this month’s Opéra Magazine that at the Montpellier Opera, which is struggling,... 10:21 AM
  • Will: Maybe in a big space her voice smooths out, but I don’t hear the beguilingly soft and sweet top... 10:17 AM
  • Cicciabella: - tenors whose cars get stolen 10:01 AM
  • armerjacquino: A huge round of applause for the thread title. 9:46 AM

Myth opportunity

France has this year saluted one of its greatest composers with many performances including revivals of some long-forgotten works. Unlike his homeland, America hasn’t exactly been vigorous about commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau.   Read more »

Abs of a Soldier

La Cieca has obtained this photo of Thomas Hampson headlining Camouflage Night at Powerhouse, uh, rehearsing for Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. You can tell the scene is Northern Rhodesia in 1962, because that is where the British military first started offering complimentary personal training packages to their troops. Read more »