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Cher Public

  • luvtennis: All of the above on recordings only. I was busy being born in the seventies! 1:37 PM
  • Operanaut: I have the Erato recording – Van Dam, Norman, Vanzo. Quite excellent. 1:33 PM
  • Lohengrin: La Scala has already announced, that JK has ask to cancel his contract AT THE BEGINNING OF THE... 1:28 PM
  • Krunoslav: Forgive my useless brain cell expenditure, and NO ONE need be impressed, but Leontyne sang just... 1:27 PM
  • Gualtier M: I dunno – Claire isn’t exactly bursting with personality but she can sing and sing... 1:26 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: There was a conversation months and months ago about this were we made bets that he would... 1:26 PM
  • Camille: And the first Metropolitan Opera Charlotte was none other than that ice skater of the Nile, Herself,... 1:26 PM
  • luvtennis: Sang some of the performances! No tag teaming. ???? 1:23 PM
  • Krunoslav: Well, I enjoy your frequent posts about global warming and the resurgence of dengue flu. Whatever,... 1:21 PM
  • luvtennis: Margaret Price sang Aida. There is a DVD from SF with Pavarotti and Estes. Lee sang some of the... 1:20 PM

Behind the red curtain

It was indeed a curious sensation  making a late morning trek to East 59th Street, a block devoted to showro0ms for bizarre upscale furniture and lighting fixtures, and then to enter a boutique cinema specializing in Hindi films (the big coming attraction right now is Desi Boyz) — and all this before sitting down in an auditiorium half- full of retirees to see a live performance of Don Giovanni from La Scala. That it worked as a Mozart experience I think can be chalked up to two factors: Robert Carsen‘s production and the constantly improving (if still imperfect) HD technology.  Read more »