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  • leonora3: About 15 years ago I saw Neil Shicoff at opening season singing Eleazar with Soila Isokovski as Rachel in La Juive in Staatsoper... 4:12 PM
  • manou: Was a grassy knoll involved? 4:12 PM
  • m. croche: I knew a guy who thought that Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1844?) faked his own death. 4:06 PM
  • armerjacquino: Shicoff is a very important part of the near-perfect ensemble on the old ROH video of BOHEME- with Cotrubas and Allen, and... 3:29 PM
  • armerjacquino: “and the way Ricciarelli probably would have had she sung the role” Unfair, I think. In her prime, she... 3:18 PM
  • PCally: I was listening to Sinopoli for the first time recently and I had a pretty mixed response. I’m a fan of the conducting... 2:46 PM
  • armerjacquino: There is some truly fantastic singing on the Gardelli recording, even if it’s not dramatically the most riveting... 2:20 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=pSVy YtwI9F8 I went to Bolena for Galvany..Suddenly this great (former) mezzo opens her mouth and... 2:13 PM

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“When I left the opera house, I stumbled to the next train out of town and fell immediately asleep; when I left the afternoon broadcast, I stepped out onto the sidewalk and discovered that the sun had set while I’d been in the dark, watching. The sky’d gone all orange and blue and was seemingly cloudless, but a thin flurry of huge white flakes snowed down as if from nowhere and then, after a moment, it stopped.”

What La Cieca thinks is going to live as the definitive take on John AdamsNixon in China at the Met is sitting there, just waiting for you to read it, at Daniel Stephen Johnson.

“You will, Cieca, you will!”

le_mot_du_jour_full“The L.A. Phil’s new season is up, too, and the big news there is (for me anyway) the premiere of a new sacred oratorio by John Adams, entitled The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Maybe he gave it that title to distinguish it from a forthcoming work by Mark Adamo.

“What? No, I meant because Mark Adamo’s writing The Gospel of Mary Magdalene for the San Francisco Opera! Why, what ‘mary’ did YOU think I was referring to?” [Daniel Stephen Johnson]