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  • La marquise de Merteuil: I doubt MrsJohn will be back. But if you yearn for a dose of her entertaining and... 4:43 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: I heard van den Heever as Donna Anna and found her nothing special. You must have been there... 2:31 AM
  • la vociaccia: Well, I’d like to see Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and I’d also like to hear... 12:59 AM
  • ML: Is MrsJohnClaggart never coming back? What happened? 12:04 AM
  • Camille: Has any further news come down this way regarding the choice to work to commemorate Lenny’s... 12:00 AM
  • ML: Discovering his dad dead at age 10 probably left him unstable to a degree. 11:48 PM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: When listening to Birgit Nilsson – I don’t think poor old Macbeth had a chance. I... 11:42 PM
  • Camille: Big of you to admit it, and smart of you to realize that thoughts may be influenced by your... 11:40 PM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: Regarding the Pav and gazillion friends – my favorite clip: httpv://www.you... 11:31 PM
  • Camille: That’s just SO 1939-ish! Try Rouge Noir:http://m.chan el.com/mt/www.chan el.com/en_US/fr... 11:26 PM

The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.   Read more »

Mission statement

Can it be nearly a quarter-century ago that an Italian mezzo-soprano in her early twenties recorded her first recital? Classical music and the recording industry have undergone remarkable changes during the intervening years, but Cecilia Bartoli remains the same passionate iconoclast who burst onto the scene with that 1988 Rossini CD. Any new Bartoli recording has become a big event, and Mission–her just-released collection of music by Agostino Steffani–proves once again that there is no one quite like Bartoli– ever the Roman conqueror! Read more »