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  • Cicciabella: *expansive. Although I’m glad I caught autocorrect’ s processing of Pappano’s... 5:30 AM
  • Cicciabella: Everyone knows if you fly economy class, you catch all kinds of bugs. Commiserations to those... 5:26 AM
  • manou: Same sets, radical rethink. And Plasson. http://www.forumop era.com/faust-pari s-bastille-eau-... 4:14 AM
  • CwbyLA: When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping. Maria Callas 3:31 AM
  • liloloperaluv: Ed, second that Brava. I share your enchantment with with the gifted voices of opera singers.... 2:46 AM
  • davenport: Why should anyone be surprised after all these years that La Cieca is still dissing Renee... 2:45 AM
  • mia apulia: and here it is, with many wonderful things, not the least of which is Baltsa: httpv://www.you... 2:32 AM
  • Greg.Freed: Utterly off-topic in any thread: do you ever wonder about the people you knew on Opera-L or, god... 1:43 AM
  • m. croche: There are in the world a few Semenchuki who have opted for Semienchuk. Russo-Magyars will opt for... 1:29 AM
  • mia apulia: I do have a treasured memory of the first time I heard her, it was on a Gala from Vienna on TV,... 12:46 AM

Where your hard-earned donations to NYCO go, part who knows I’ve lost track

mortier_baker“The New York City Opera, which just reported a $19.9 million deficit in 2008-09, paid Gerard Mortier $400,000 for his stint as part-time general-manager in-waiting.” [Bloomberg News]

Gettin’ Ligeti Wit It

macabreWhen invited to participate in a discourse on artistic standards (hello, internet!), it’s easy — pleasurable, even — for an aesthete to bray about “the fall.” Where are the true heldentenors? Your kingdom for a Callas! (Or a Stratas, or a Rysanek!) And might the public, at long last, deserve a stable of directors who possess the good sense to avoid both the trope-y familiar as well as the ill-advised pathways of, ugh, the modern? Read more »