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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Was the so-called rare Caruso recording of “Dai campi, dai prati” included in... 7:39 AM
  • redbear: Der Vogel 6:23 AM
  • redbear: You need to hear Selma Kurtz singing Die Volgel im Walde! 6:21 AM
  • Ilka Saro: Whoops my bad. I only watched the video of the aria itself. I see the chairs are still there in... 6:20 AM
  • Ilka Saro: The Met Player performance from Oct 11 is the one I watched. I found it on youtube as well.... 6:14 AM
  • redbear: The city of Nice has received an important donation. Over 3000 recordings, 78s, were received and... 5:58 AM
  • Krunoslav: Buster, please keep an eye out for any further news. 5:34 AM
  • Krunoslav: The only thinkable recording, which also preserves the bel canto Canio of Our Own Frank Mullings,... 5:29 AM
  • Krunoslav: Marcus Farnsworth was ROBBED! -Ruoert C. 5:22 AM
  • Buster: Happy to read about Alexandra von der Weth’ s succesful return to the opera stage:... 4:50 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 »