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  • Cicciabella: Thanks, Marianne, for pointing out this marvellous recording. Berry is so seductive, sad and... 7:02 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Rupert of course! 5:40 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: http://www.telegra ph.co.uk/culture/m usic/opera/1136587 4/ENOs-spring-and- summer-seasons-... 5:39 AM
  • redbear: Can’t believe the Met security! Next you’ll be telling me that someone jumped over the... 5:34 AM
  • operadunce: They probably didn’t do much waltzing down on the farm in Pontevedro. :) 4:14 AM
  • Cicciabella: Brilliant, m.croche! I wonder how many critics actually look at the score before they write a... 4:08 AM
  • m. croche: The fairly strict, unvarying meter does indeed create a distancing effect – a big step away... 2:48 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=2SZs xTBCzoA ATTENZIONE!!!! Today Anna and Piotr called La Cieca and... 2:18 AM
  • La Cieca: I may be wrong about this as I have no Hungarian at all, but the use of this meter with its... 2:10 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=mn0T fE1Hewc O must be losing it!!! Here I am thinking of... 1:57 AM

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]