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  • Regina delle fate: or maybe Dutch. 6:29 PM
  • Ilka Saro: “bodygebuild ete” looks plenty English to me. 6:27 PM
  • MontyNostry: It looks as though something has gone terribly wrong with the commedia dell’arte troupe in... 6:24 PM
  • pasavant: This is America. Speak English! 6:20 PM
  • Archaeopteryx: Here is what you are looking for, in full HD glory: http://www.amazon. de/Verdi-Trovat... 6:10 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: Yum… I’d do him 5:48 PM
  • operaassport: Okay, I’ll say it. He’s HOT! 5:48 PM
  • semira mide: Boy, didn’t they! 5:48 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I am just in from the Britten “War Requiem” – today is the 100th anniversary... 5:47 PM
  • semira mide: Yes,but I was assuming that the broadcasts needed the GM’s support, approval etc. 5:47 PM

Gettin’ Ligeti Wit It

macabreWhen invited to participate in a discourse on artistic standards (hello, internet!), it’s easy — pleasurable, even — for an aesthete to bray about “the fall.” Where are the true heldentenors? Your kingdom for a Callas! (Or a Stratas, or a Rysanek!) And might the public, at long last, deserve a stable of directors who possess the good sense to avoid both the trope-y familiar as well as the ill-advised pathways of, ugh, the modern? Read more »