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  • La Cieca: Anyone who had the slightest association with Stritch or for that matter anyone who observed her... 7:33 PM
  • MontyNostry: What a generous soul you are, phoenix. 7:24 PM
  • phoenix: I am sure what you say is true since only a prima donna would know about these things … 7:16 PM
  • phoenix: Piscitelli (Caterina) & Enea Scala (Gerardo, another last minute substitute) sounded both... 7:11 PM
  • MontyNostry: Just because a prima donna says a role is demanding, it doesn’t mean she can’t sing... 7:01 PM
  • MontyNostry: Yes, Royal’s voice seems to have become rather brittle – I remember it being... 6:52 PM
  • The_Kid: no, i haven’t̷ 0;.thanks for the tip. will look out for it. 6:26 PM
  • armerjacquino: Yep, a proper star is born night for Ms Alder. Watch out for her- she is very, very good.... 5:25 PM
  • armerjacquino: Yep, Meade not Mosuc: http://www.eif.co. uk/2014/williamtel l#.U87QzKh_d74 5:00 PM
  • laddie: Excuse me while I go to live in my own private Idaho. 4:57 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 »