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  • marshiemarkII: Bill I really have to agree with you wholeheartedly on this one. I saw Connell at Carnegie... 1:10 PM
  • vilbastarda: Boston is becoming more and more an “opera city”. Recently had very strong, and... 1:09 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Bill, none other than at the 1979 Salzburg Festival, with Herr Professor Doktor Karl Bohm on... 1:06 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Yes parpi, so glad you agree! you know I was astonished how huge the Grigolo voice really is.... 1:03 PM
  • Bill: Amerjacquino – when I saw Connell sing Lady Macbeth at the Met I did not find her thrilling at... 12:56 PM
  • armerjacquino: The performances I saw from Connell were anything but bland. She was a wonderfully... 12:51 PM
  • armerjacquino: Amara’s Ariadne from Glyndebourne in the 50s is really lovely, although the performance... 12:50 PM
  • parpignol: yes, last night was great; from the very beginning with “nous irons a Paris” Damrau... 12:48 PM
  • Bill: Marschie – at least I have never seen or heard Behrens singing the role of Ariadne though I have... 12:45 PM
  • kashania: Marshie: I’m glad to see that you’ve decided to drop the hyperbole. ;) 12:41 PM

The other gospel of the other Mary, Mary

San Francisco Opera’s marketing leaves La Cieca at least momentarily speechless, so she’ll have to rely on you, cher public, to take up the slack with discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

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“Nathan Gunn Replaces Deborah Voigt” [TheaterJones] (Photo: Ken Howard)

Irony defined, or something

“Suddenly this quaint Depression-era protest song… delivered in a tone of controlled anger became like a devastating critique of today’s winner-take-all economic climate. Mr. Gunn made you feel the outrage of veterans who fought not only in World War I but in Iraq and Afghanistan, returning from overseas to cold shoulders and empty food pantries.” [New York Times]

NATHAN GUNN WITH JULIE GUNN, MUSICAL DIRECTOR…. Fri. & Sat.: General seating, $85 per person; VIP seating, $135 per person; Bar seating, $50 per person. [Cafe Carlyle]