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  • m. croche: So glad that you folks enjoyed yourselves. You can now count yourselves among the Beijing Opera aficionados who involuntarily... 12:21 AM
  • Camille: croche, I have to fall into bed right now but want to let you know than Zhang Huoding was simply splendid, the opera was most... 12:02 AM
  • antikitschychick: This is awesome; thanks for the heads up Liz :-). Also, meant to mention in my previous comment that J&O’s... 11:44 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Gheorghiu’s upcoming Australian concerts seem to include her first live performance of Sola Perduta Abbandonata —... 11:43 PM
  • Liz.S: Did anybody already mention that Enescu Festival is streaming live on their home page – festivalenescu.ro? This weekend, we... 10:33 PM
  • antikitschychick: thanks for the link Cieca; I listened to some excerpts and while we certainly get some lovely & virile singing from... 10:04 PM
  • antikitschychick: correction: she did take a break after the first aria and the orchestra played the intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana.... 9:16 PM
  • m. croche: Heartwarming news: Meredith Monk, composer of the opera “Atlas” ;, dancer, choreographer, composer, and filmmaker,... 8:59 PM

Wer nicht mit dem Woolfe heult

Zachary Woolfe (not pictured) makes his way to Bayreuth to try to unravel the Evgeny Nikitin mystery. Though many questions remain unanswered, it’s still a compelling read. (Don’t miss the Christian Thielemann pullquote near the end!) [New York Times]

Symbolic weight

Evgeny Nikitin‘s controversial tattoos have left many people puzzled and given rise to a good deal of speculation. In June 2008, Nikitin wrote an autobiographical essay for the St. Petersburg magazine “Dog” (Sobaka) which sheds further light on the Russian singer’s body art and world-view. I’ve provided a rough translation below and will let readers draw their own conclusions. Read more »