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  • marshiemarkII: So nice to see you MrsJC!, hope you stick around for a while. 1:54 PM
  • Gualtier M: I really am worried about Meine Lieber Jonas’ frequent bouts of ill health and history of... 1:52 PM
  • quibbleglib: Well, too bad for the New Yorkers who purchased tickets for Wednesday night — though... 1:36 PM
  • Satisfied: No refunds but you can exchange your tickets for a different performance of this or another... 1:34 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Yeah, casts are always subject to change in the fine print. 1:32 PM
  • kashania: All opera companies state that casting is subject to change. A recital (or concert program that is... 1:31 PM
  • moi: Usually the policy would be, that Lee gets to sing for a packed house… A concert performance gives... 1:28 PM
  • quibbleglib: What is the Met’s policy on refunds in a case like this? 1:22 PM
  • kashania: Argh, “her” in the above post is referring to Garanca. 1:13 PM
  • kashania: With the exception of Rachvelishvilli, I have not heard any of the mezzos under discussion here... 1:12 PM

The Quantification of the Diva: Part the Third

traviata_gheorghiuAnd now, cher public, let’s put today’s singers, the Contemporary Divas, under the microscope. How do they stack up? Read more »

others have greatness thrust upon them

As you may recall, last year the BBC Music Magazine published a list of “The 20 Greatest Sopranos of All Time,” and one or two of you didn’t quite see eye to eye with their selection.

Well, this year they’ve turned their attention to the top 20 among tenors, who are (in ascending order of greatliness):  Read more »