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  • Rudolf: @ phoenix Rusalka … To me, the Prince is weak. Nothing heroic about him. He succumbs too quickly to the Foreign Princess.... 11:42 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Great review! More to come from you please!!! 11:13 PM
  • le cerf agile: Just an observation on potential prosody in my comment above, and no mockery of AI’s writing was intended! As... 10:54 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Has Serafin performed since her severe injury in December? 10:49 PM
  • le cerf agile: …and the phrase “counterintu itive tessitura” when set to music would probably end up as yet more... 10:37 PM
  • rapt: Has anyone noted here that Racette is replacing Serafin for the upcoming run of Il Tabarro at ROH? 9:31 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: The “aria” (stubby fingers) 9:05 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: Like many I first fell in love with this opera through this artists classic (and frequent) performance of the Rica.... 9:04 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 »