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  • pirelli: “each time I hear a great opera singer perform non-operatic roles, my heart dies a... 11:38 PM
  • don warner saklad: Re: New England’s Oldest Opera Company or the hidden old gay Boston annual musical... 11:38 PM
  • mirywi: I suppose “aggressive& #8221; is meant to be a compliment nowadays but I call those questions... 11:14 PM
  • Bluebeard: Borodina recently said in a radio interview during her recent Aidas that she’s given up... 11:13 PM
  • LT: Sehmenchouk 11:00 PM
  • Camille: What I am wondering is if there is any other possible way whatsoever to transliterate the... 10:56 PM
  • antikitschychick: Listened to the whole thing…haven& #8217;t got a alot of time to write but very... 10:30 PM
  • LT: That’s funny but I’d say Garanca too exhibits the same condition. 10:12 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Wallace’s Sr. style was probing, aggressive, if not acerbic, and he was never... 10:12 PM
  • willym: I have not great love or hate of the lady as a musician – only really heard her once in... 10:06 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 »