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  • Sempre liberal: True re. dramatic static. On the other hand, there is something indulgent in exploiting the... 9:53 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Here’s another one. Listen to that trill! httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=OI0T Sa1vKRU 9:23 PM
  • arepo: I adore the Maplesons. This one gave me goosebumps because I never heard it before. Thanks My Liege. 9:01 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Both “Dalla sua pace” and “Mi tradi” weren’t in the Prague edition.... 8:58 PM
  • Sempre liberal: Ivy, another nicely written review. Re “Il mio Tesoro” and “Mi tradi”... 8:50 PM
  • Will: For me, the same problem occurs in the second act of Magic Flute, as everyone wanders around looking... 8:33 PM
  • Krunoslav: Mac Neil was in 1979 better than he was to become but i can’t say I enjoyed or admired his... 8:28 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I also think the second act makes the characters kind of intolerable. As I said, the sudden... 7:44 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’m so pleased I’m not alone in feeling that Act II of Don G goes badly off –... 7:22 PM
  • Gualtier M: Just a note about the Act II problems in “Don Giovanni” that Poison Ivy astutely... 7:16 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 »