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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Feldmarschallin – shall I assume you heard that Anne Schwanewilms has... 5:49 PM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Made me laugh. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t she skip some runs of fast notes... 5:40 PM
  • Lohengrin: Will wait to start my gardening till middle of April when I come back from Austria. Then it is... 4:32 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well you can plant certain things that don’t mind if the weather gets a little cooler.... 4:23 PM
  • Lohengrin: Feld, isn´t it a litte early to start planting? Will be cold the next days and nights. I have sawn... 4:01 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well I turned the Parsifal back on. The Requiem didn’t work for me. Don’t know... 3:46 PM
  • Camille: Ah, to be home again, back in the Bowl! It is so much fun to sit there on a warm summer’s... 3:33 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes Camille all is well again. Busy in the garden already plating peas, kohlrabi and... 3:20 PM
  • Camille: Krunoslavsky— You were not only correct about Shagimuratova, you didn’t even rag on about how... 3:16 PM
  • Camille: Yes, but at least she is experienced in the role and that counts for something. I just can’t... 3:12 PM

Divinités du stacks

The noble Alceste of Kirsten Flagstad is but one of many fascinating live recordings featured in Opera Depot’s May Sale, with all new titles 40% off through Sunday, May 13. (And while you’re there, don’t forget to download this month’s freebie, a Rosenkavalier featuring Janet Baker and Helga Dernesch.)

Coupe de grâce

Those among the cher public who did not find enough Wagner in their Christmas stockings (or who are still reeling from the recent ROH travesty they called a Bühnenweihfestspiel) will be pleased to hear that our good friends at Opera Depot are currently offering a free download of Parsifal conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch at the 1963 Bayreuth Festival.

Free Anna

Bel canto fanciers, diva fanatics and freebie queens alike will be delighted to hear that the Met is offering 2,500 gratis tickets to the September 22 open dress rehearsal of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role. Read more »