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  • Feldmarschallin: BTW I loved Alexandra Reinprecht in Zirkusprinzessin last night. It was fun to see it in the... 8:59 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well that is a smart move. She can sing the Liebestod in concert and should leave it at... 8:58 AM
  • Cicciabella: I hope I understand correctly that WindyCityOperaMan& #8217;s unmissable birthday tributes are... 8:39 AM
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  • arepo: This was sumptuous. Callas at her best. And those bells! I never heard bells with that haunting a... 8:18 AM
  • Krunoslav: That’s what we love about you, Feldie– infinite pity for the thin, fashionable and... 7:55 AM
  • Buster: Thanks, FM. Interesting interview, especially what she has to say on Hans Sotin, and Wagner & bel... 7:51 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes and let’t also hope she never sings again and her two orphaned children will have... 7:22 AM
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Male fraud

Has Los Angeles Opera mentioned lately that Billy Budd has an all-male cast? Read more »

Abs of a Soldier

La Cieca has obtained this photo of Thomas Hampson headlining Camouflage Night at Powerhouse, uh, rehearsing for Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. You can tell the scene is Northern Rhodesia in 1962, because that is where the British military first started offering complimentary personal training packages to their troops. Read more »

Gun control

never_forget_sfoRemember that press release that taunted, “Great at push-ups and pull-ups? Do you put your friends to shame at the gym? Come show us what you’ve got!” Well, as you’re probably guessed by now, that audition call was for an opera based on that recent event in American history most closely associated with hot, sweaty buff manmeat: the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. [San Francisco Opera]