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  • moi: Just listening to the Verdi Requiem from Salzburg… very promising. We won’t critisize... 1:58 PM
  • Grane: “It’s a comedy, a farce…” ; Now, don’t be so hard on yourself. Armida... 1:22 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=A-n_ 4ys8TiQ Yes,I know it is not the Winterreise, but 40 times I was... 1:08 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: “stand-in 221; for those issues. 12:54 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: “it was more Filippo-as-Prufroc k in the quartet.” 211;well, you’re... 12:53 PM
  • antikitschychick: oh snaps you’re right!!!! Thanks for the tip :-). 12:44 PM
  • antikitschychick: Perhaps it’s because I haven’t heard her live but I tend to agree with warmke... 12:41 PM
  • La Cieca: I’d have to find her neck first. 12:39 PM
  • turings: I recognise exactly what Ilka Saro means, but I love Furlanetto’s Filippo –he seems to find... 12:37 PM
  • Gualtier M: Question to La Cieca: are you going to see “Living on Love”? There are $20 rush... 12:35 PM

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]