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  • Camille: One good Parla! deserves another one, the ultimate one: httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=Grt8Pp_J kjs I... 3:53 PM
  • Daniel: She needs better gays. 3:44 PM
  • Camille: One of my favourites!! Thanks! As a girl, I used to race home from school and throw on this platter... 3:37 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Well my darling CammiB, of course I honored that you chose to quote me, but I stand by every... 3:26 PM
  • Camille: Right. And I seem to recall an ancient Schirmer score that divided it up that way, perhaps whereby I... 3:22 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Ma chere Camille! I dare not say more, since they are not my stories to tell. But I will... 3:20 PM
  • Camille: Wait a minute!! Tomorrow is Die Zauberflöte over the radio transmission but a LIVE in house La Donna... 3:18 PM
  • armerjacquino: Both scenes of TRAVIATA’s Act II are long enough to be an act in themselves. 3:14 PM
  • Camille: That Lakmé was also her big thing at NYCO in about 1996 or thereabouts, wasn’t it? I read... 3:11 PM
  • Camille: Sorry, and before Krunoslav can correct it, it’s a three act opera. Always want to make... 3:07 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]