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  • kashania: When I made my post, I was still in Act I but yes, he’s wonderful. Even a few years in the... 3:54 PM
  • Nero Wolfe: Did you ever see Stratas in The Canadians? http://www.imdb.co m/title/tt0054715/ ?ref_=nm_flmg_... 3:37 PM
  • mskapay: Indeed, but he is only just 50, which isn’t wildly out there for a male singer, and he’s... 3:29 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Perhaps the original pirates. The Mapleson Cylinders. I love this clip from Tosca. It sounds like... 3:25 PM
  • mirywi: According to my ears, it’s Mr MacNeil who is the surprise vocal standout in that Tosca. 2:54 PM
  • ML: Then hopefully she’ll be slotted in where Nadja now is! 2:44 PM
  • ML: Abdrazakov. 2:42 PM
  • La Cieca: I said, let’s drop it. Next commenter on this subject gets moderated for two weeks. 2:41 PM
  • Clita del Toro: There La Poisonette goes again. “Circle jerking,” “hate-boners ” ?... 2:36 PM
  • arepo: Leave it to you dear Kashie. I just learned something. Many thanks and hugs to you. 2:02 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 »