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  • mirywi: Dear FeldMarschellin: if you speak to Herr Kaufmann and find that the barrier to his coming to the... 6:52 PM
  • springspring: Angela looks GORGEOUS! Visually she is Charlotte. Let’s hear the live streaming on Monday! 6:38 PM
  • armerjacquino: Your sarcasmometer is a little faulty, alas. 6:28 PM
  • turings: Here’s an effort to improve on Google for the Standard and Neue Merker – basically saying it... 6:14 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Cz2J 0JCiMOM Ain’t life funny? Years ago I used the awful Naxos... 6:05 PM
  • John L: The “ends of the civilized earth” and “frozen outposts”. 5:51 PM
  • John L: Oh that made me chuckle. If some of the posters are not these singers agents… 5:49 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: Peter got it right about Millo. After reading his pick for #16 (Millo), I found it on Youtube.... 5:49 PM
  • Lohengrin: http://www.oe24.at /kultur/Primadonna -konnte-nicht-uebe rzeugen/179507841 5:36 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Ouch, I think she got a few boos…if I hear correctly at min 0:11 – which would... 5:36 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 »