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  • manou: Then it must be Listerine Halitosis. 8:19 AM
  • manou: …and I somehow think Röschmann only sang the Countess at Covent Garden – do not recall her... 8:16 AM
  • manou: Kurzak was a lovely Susanna more recently. 7:55 AM
  • operaassport: The Klinghofer protesters remind me of Mankiwiecz’s line from All About Eve “they... 7:21 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: MMII, We missed each other again as we seem to have missed each other decades ago hearing... 6:54 AM
  • ML: Bachler would become a Munich treasure if he could bring Muti back, even for occasional projects. He... 6:49 AM
  • ML: Tilling = harsh timbre. 6:37 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well that would be nice if Bachler could get him and just imagine that Forza cast with him... 6:37 AM
  • ML: … on account of her bad breath. 6:35 AM
  • Lohengrin: Hopefully Jonas will do the whole run. They planned 3 or 4 days inbetween, so he would have the... 6:31 AM

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 »