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  • Feldmarschallin: Well I will be in the lines for the third and fourth as well. Will you be at one of those? 7:11 AM
  • ML: tote 7:06 AM
  • ML: I remember Die Tote Stadt at the Dorothy Buffum years back, when Hollreiser conducted Karan Armstrong... 7:04 AM
  • ML: One would certainly think so! Feld, thank you again for offering to ease the pain on Friday morning, but... 7:02 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: http://www.volksbu ehne-berlin.de/pra xis/meistersinger/ Here a Meistersinger with Castorf... 6:43 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: No I understand that they need time for the replacement but would think that they would take... 6:06 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I know that the head of the press office at the “Wiener Oper” has... 6:02 AM
  • manou: Dear croche – I am completely overwhelmed by all this information! I have transmitted it to... 5:22 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well the Wiener Oper doesn’t seem to update their website very often. Just checked to... 5:18 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Whenever I see a staged mad scene it always occurs to me that these directors or... 5:15 AM

A star is reborn

Let’s start with some refreshing news:  ”Poèmes” is the finest thing Renée Fleming has recorded in many a season.  This is not an obvious vanity project.  A collection of 20th century French orchestral songs in which Ravel’s “Shéhérazade” is the best-known item is probably a marketing executive’s nightmare, even with a soprano as iconic as Fleming.  But the end result is a marvelous showcase for this artist.  Along the way, she shines a spotlight on neglected masters deserving of greater recognition. Read more »