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  • Clita del Toro: I saw DFD sing Dr. Faustus at Carnegie Hall. It wS fabulous. He’s no Hampson, too bad.... 6:14 PM
  • ML: Ignored by Camille, ML telephones Calzabigi … 6:05 PM
  • Camille: Feldmarschie: I had the same, exact impression of Tommy Hampsong, after the Dr. Faustus given here... 5:41 PM
  • peter: Yes, Stemme is only 51. I don’t think Salome is an ideal role for her voice and in general, I... 5:31 PM
  • MontyNostry: For some reason, I thought Stemme was 55, But I see she’s 51. The UK Twittersphere is... 5:17 PM
  • ML: Why is it popoli and not popolo? 5:11 PM
  • ML: 15 years older, a different generation. 5:08 PM
  • ML: Thielemann should fire him and get Groissböck for Mandryka — yes, he’s a bass, but his top is... 5:02 PM
  • Camille: Kashania is no “Canuck̶ 1;! He is a prince of Persia, secreted in the Commonwealth, for... 4:59 PM
  • MontyNostry: Sorry – 66, so about 10 years older than Stemme. 4:52 PM

Amuse-bouche

Philip Langridge as the Witch in "Hansel and Gretel". Photo:  Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera“It’s no spoiler to reveal that, at the end of Hansel and Gretel, the kids defeat the witch. In the Met’s production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, the singers of the title roles steal the show, as well.” [NY POST] Read more »