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  • Buster: Modern classics like the Ruth Berghaus Tristan und Isolde, or the Konwitschny Aida are both over... 3:37 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Lepage Rake trailer: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=U7fy z9ZLDno A DVD from La Monnaie’s... 3:26 AM
  • Porgy Amor: Terrence Malick’s film Days of Heaven seems to me timelessly great, and it would be high on... 3:21 AM
  • m. croche: Another part of the Al Jolson legacy: He was such a popular entertainer worldwide, that he... 2:05 AM
  • fletcher: HH, are you planning to go to Salonen’s Pelléas next spring at LA Phil? The semi-staged... 1:58 AM
  • Krunoslav: True enough httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=tWCe 6bW0-Fs 1:46 AM
  • Batty Masetto: My late ex, a theater designer, used to tell about attending a Met performance (maybe... 1:17 AM
  • Fritz: You could still see blackface on British television until the late 70s. httpv://www.you... 1:03 AM
  • PCally: The best example currently would be the Schenk Rusalka, which is in serious need of a paint job,... 12:35 AM
  • Krunoslav: ‘Jolson’s style has dated terribly, but I don’t know how many performers of his generation... 12:19 AM

Gender change for tenor heartthrob

“We hear that Anna’s fiancé, the Azeri tenor Yusif Eyvazov, has stayed behind to understudy Joan Kaufmann in the role of Des Grieux.” [Slipped Disc]

Second guess

“Correction: August 15, 2013 An earlier version of this post referred incorrectly to the gender of the mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Ms. Barton is a woman.” [New York Times]