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  • Cicciabella: The Ring is not better than sex, but, according to Schopenhauer, it is better for you than sex,... 6:11 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: QPF: me, too. I know the “Geistervari ationen” – all 10... 5:55 AM
  • gal: Marshie you know, you can speak of me posts as “well-inform ed” in the most sarcastical way... 5:52 AM
  • Cicciabella: A question for the eminent m.croche: “Famous opera diva” Shen Tiemei is singing in... 4:16 AM
  • Cicciabella: Your take on the Chenier is very interesting, phoenix. I thought London did itself proud in... 3:51 AM
  • Krunoslav: Et MOI! httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=BE2M AxLZUrQ 3:25 AM
  • Krunoslav: I cannot speak for Nerva, who was exploded ( yes, in a revolutionary outrage). Krunoslav, however,... 3:24 AM
  • Krunoslav: Why must Vedernikov be under 40 to have good things in his future? He just turned 51 and has had a... 3:14 AM
  • Krunoslav: Only *think* what Richard Harris at that pitch of high dudgeon could have done in the role of... 2:59 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I don’t understand. The Geistervariationen are for piano. httpv://www.you... 2:18 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 »