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  • Sanford: Watching the Tucker gala. Beczala sounded awful. Bocelli murdered Edgardo, and Costello looks gorgeous in his double breasted... 9:34 PM
  • Orlando Furioso: When I download it, it’s about an hour and 10 minutes (about half the duration of the opera) and stops in the... 9:32 PM
  • HiggsBoson: The Dover score indicates a middle C and no optional notation for a high C. However, Brunnhilde has written both the high C... 7:46 PM
  • la vociaccia: I don’t think it’s either! Vibrato is far to fluttery on top to be Callas or Fleming and the ‘tutto e... 7:27 PM
  • armerjacquino: Haven’t heard the clip yet but I’m intrigued by the one that’s Fleming or Price or Callas! 6:51 PM
  • manou: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kzw1 _2b-I7A 6:39 PM
  • jacobelli: I’m only sure about a few of these. 1. Licia Albanese 2. Magda Olivero 3. Clara Petrella 4. Karita Mattila 5. Mirella... 6:38 PM
  • m. croche: I do wonder whether his next string quartet will include a “safe word”. I was a bit surprised to read that he has... 5:51 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 »