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  • kraneled: Please Could anybody explain to me what happened to Netrebkos voice? FRÜHLING is a desaster(was she nervous???)ABENDRO T better... 12:59 AM
  • kraneled: The Stuttgart Production which i saw several times was directed by Günther Rennert. 12:53 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Just on Sunday night at the Wiener Staatsballett̵ 7;s annual season-ending Nureyev Gala, I saw a... 11:57 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Right you are: Migenes actually debuted in “Mahagonny&# 8221; in 1979 and then took over for Stratas... 11:50 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Es ist nicht wahr!” Even without looking in the Archives I can testify that Migenes also sang Jenny in MAHAGONNY,... 11:44 PM
  • Will: The great Galina Ulanova was dancing quite well into her 50th year when she finally retired. 10:31 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I have the 2-DVD edition of “Der Büchse der Pandora” and just watched the film on Sunday as I... 10:26 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I read somewhere that Alexandra Hunt was the nth hour replacement in that one and only going on for Farley, hardly... 10:22 PM

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 »