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  • armerjacquino: Where did you get that quote from, btw? The only google match I can find is from the... 1:08 PM
  • m. croche: My humble recommendation would be to swap in La Dame blanche occasionally for L’Elisir or La... 1:08 PM
  • armerjacquino: Fun story. He was happy to make a film of it, mind. http://www.amazon. co.uk/La-Forza-... 1:07 PM
  • bronzino: I snooze through the mediocre writing of Act II… 1:01 PM
  • NPW-Paris: More seriously, I enjoyed it at the Opéra Comique in 2012. “Never a dull moment” I... 1:00 PM
  • bronzino: I agree with you that F is pretty far down the list of the maestro’s creations. “The... 12:59 PM
  • NPW-Paris: There’s even a Métro station called “La Muette”. 12:53 PM
  • armerjacquino: Frank Lopardo’s FB page makes interesting reading, especially for those who thought... 12:45 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks for those fun options coloraturafan! Of course, when Netrebko sings Mimi, no Option... 12:42 PM
  • armerjacquino: ‘realismR 17; v ‘hysteria 217;. Got it. 12:37 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 »