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  • Camille: Here you be, darlin’̵ 2; httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=JudgofOU Sas I admire Mme Gens very much but need to listen a bit... 1:59 PM
  • derschatzgabber: I am baffled my Stewart Wallace’s career as an opera composer. Even after the significant revisions that Lotfi... 1:54 PM
  • armerjacquino: Yes, lovely stuff. And thank you for Norman, too- the first recording of the work I ever owned. My favourite is Veronique... 1:26 PM
  • Camille: Assolutamente strepitosa!!!! Recall having read an interview with Ms. Streep in which she recounted listening to “some... 1:16 PM
  • kashania: I listened to all the Dido’s Laments that Kruno posted. I think the one that struck me most was Anderson, even with her... 1:15 PM
  • Camille: Sorry, that should be 1955. Features Tucker, Singher, Amara and I just heard McCracken gargling out a few lines as some minor... 1:06 PM
  • Camille: It perhaps bears mentioning that Miss Peters is singing her Olympia this week on a Sirius broadcast of Les Contes d’Hoffm... 1:05 PM
  • aulus agerius: He does sing it twice, exactly the same afaict. And no hi D. It’s amazing the wiggery can’t do any better by... 12:49 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 »