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  • dr.malatempra: Actually it is Arturo Chacon Cruz. He is a protégé of Don Placido and an excellent singer and... 7:35 PM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Tonight Villazon withdrew from Hoffman after Act I, and was replaced for the remainder of... 6:58 PM
  • phoenix: Anja Kampe must have been a mesmerizing actress to be able to get away with sporadically dropping... 6:42 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Feldmarschallin – shall I assume you heard that Anne Schwanewilms has... 5:49 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Made me laugh. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t she skip some runs of fast notes... 5:40 PM
  • Lohengrin: Will wait to start my gardening till middle of April when I come back from Austria. Then it is... 4:32 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well you can plant certain things that don’t mind if the weather gets a little cooler.... 4:23 PM
  • Lohengrin: Feld, isn´t it a litte early to start planting? Will be cold the next days and nights. I have sawn... 4:01 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well I turned the Parsifal back on. The Requiem didn’t work for me. Don’t know... 3:46 PM
  • Camille: Ah, to be home again, back in the Bowl! It is so much fun to sit there on a warm summer’s... 3:33 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 »