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  • Clita del Toro: Let’s hope the “needle̶ 1; moves in the right direction. 11:51 AM
  • kashania: I guess it won’t imbed here. Oh well. I’m enjoying it so far. Surprisingly, he sings... 11:38 AM
  • la vociaccia: I mean you weren’t exactly far off…you just underestimated the extent to which... 11:36 AM
  • ML: Needs an s in place of v. But won’t play anyway, alas. He’s great in this rep. Wish he would... 11:31 AM
  • kashania: Kaufmann’s operetta album is on YouTube. Probably won’t be up for long.... 11:19 AM
  • kashania: Netrebko’s first NYC Lady M is the most popular and you’re surprised? 11:18 AM
  • operaassport: Macbeth? That’s surprising. My top two would definitely be the “other... 11:11 AM
  • Clita del Toro: Well, I voted for Boheme, Traviata, Carmen, Aida and the Barber. Can’t get enough of... 10:49 AM
  • kashania: Right. That’s next on my list! 10:45 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I listened to the Van Dam/Stratas/Price Nozze on Saturday, which was brilliant. 10:42 AM

Topper

“…to a certain degree, good critics are no longer necessary to find. The phrase ‘Everybody’s a critic’ has taken on a universal cast. The internet encourages people to share their opinions with the world. In the theatre, the buzz created by chatroom chatters has become increasingly important to a show’s reputation before it opens. There are thousands of critics tapping away their opinions to whoever will listen – so who needs a paid pontificator to tell you what your opinion should be?” Stephen Sondheim rebuts Michael Kaiser and ponders the utility of Sanskrit to the librettist in excerpts from his new book Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany. (Photo: Getty Images)