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  • messa di voce: Thanks for the beak! 9:16 PM
  • La Cieca: Well, he was drinking the blood of human sacrifices on the Grand Tier all that time, so a little... 9:15 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Maybe I’m just being dense or uninformed here about the way these transitions work, but... 8:47 PM
  • bluecabochon: Messa, I just posts it, I don’t have to prove anything that someone else writes about,... 8:46 PM
  • Indiana Loiterer III: Surprised nobody mentioned Fledermaus or Merry Widow, considering how often we’ve... 8:46 PM
  • La Cieca: Gosh, it’s a good thing that all fourth-hand anonymous gossip issuing from people who... 8:45 PM
  • The_Kid: i am sorry, but this is beyond ridiculous. someone should sue that guy. does Gelb also have his... 8:27 PM
  • messa di voce: Please give an example of a new production with “more expensive and detailed... 8:26 PM
  • bluecabochon: Here’s a beak. :> Why not? It could have been home office bookcases. I’m sure... 8:25 PM
  • The_Kid: Ooh yes I forgot all about ‘The Silent Woman’… ;.now I want to do a list: Aida:... 8:24 PM

Feline AIDS continues unabated

“[J]udging singers in their 20s is truly difficult, especially with so much at stake for the finalists, including a $15,000 cash prize for each winner. Comparably gifted pianists in their 20s are much more likely to be technically assured and finished performers. Operatic voices, though, need long nurturing. Most young singers are still working out elements of their technique. Inevitably, the judges for these auditions are assessing the potential of the finalists as much as their actual performances. Moreover, as was made clear by the documentary film ‘The Audition,’ which followed the last round of the 2007 competition, performing in this concert could not be more high-pressure.” [Need You Ask?]