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  • Ilka Saro: Agreed on both points. In his day, Pav’s voice had an almost angelic quality, especially in... 10:46 AM
  • Hippolyte: It’s Daniel Bubeck, not Brubeck, I believe. 10:43 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Hey JML I am listening to your wonderful performance of Iolanta. I can only hope that the dress... 10:19 AM
  • scifisci: that would explain the uncharacteristic lack of coordination between pavarotti and sutherland... 10:14 AM
  • Dabrowski: Von Stade as Flora! Quite a cast. 10:10 AM
  • mandryka: Iremember this performance. I believe there was some initial disappointment that Bergonzi had... 10:10 AM
  • Dabrowski: Presumably Michael was already in New York because of rehearsals? I like to think it’s more... 10:06 AM
  • kennedet: My fondest memories at the Met were listening to Pavarotti in his good years. I’ve never... 10:05 AM
  • scifisci: thank you JML for this! I’m wondering, is the pitch distortion (it’s higher than it... 10:02 AM
  • Krunoslav: In what sense is the Academy of Music abandoned? Opera Philadelphia’ ;s OSCAR with David... 9:49 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 »