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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: How utterly sweet of you to suggest this, ML, but I have to say that I am... 4:30 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Teseo is in my fav Handel opera. Startling music a shame it is not done more. Also,... 4:17 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: To the best of my knowledge, airchecks were done in the 1930s and 1940s as... 4:12 AM
  • SF Guy: Trying again… httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=0ItN 6J5wSlM 3:36 AM
  • ML: Someone should invite Jungfer on an all-expenses-paid trip to the U.S. and the Met, as an expression of... 3:34 AM
  • SF Guy: I see several definitions of aircheck in the Wikipedia entry–in this context, is it the... 3:34 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: You might particularly enjoy the passage starting at 14:50. 3:24 AM
  • steveac10: I don’t know that Moser as Nedda is all that odd, but if you look at the sequencing her... 3:20 AM
  • ML: Ernest Fleischmann! Exclusivity, etc. 3:15 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Mr. K. – You might enjoy one of Moser’s four Met Musettas at... 3:12 AM

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 »