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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

To the victors go the DVDs

Congratulations and thanks to all the many, many parterriani who participated in the second annual Bühnenweihfestspielkrieg, an event that La Cieca is overjoyed to note sparked the liveliest discussion of the sort she so avidly welcomes here on her little chat board. The winners of the competition are named after the jump. Read more »

After the apocalypse

A reminder, cher public, that the Bühnenweihfestspielkrieg will finish tomorrow afternoon at the end of the broadcast/HD performance (and chat!) of Götterdämmerung from the Met. If you have any last-minute brainstorms, hurry now to the original posting and get them down and black and white. Read more »