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  • antikitschychick: Bluebeard, thanks for the anecdotes about Ludwig and for that clip which I enjoyed (and... 1:39 AM
  • Bluebeard: But Ludwig had lots of successes in the Italian repertoire in the late 60s. Based on her live... 12:34 AM
  • leosweill: yes! well with jimmy one can hardly call it ‘second̵ 7; – this cast seemed like... 12:03 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Mrs. DeepSouth and I were in Carnegie Hall this afternoon for the Brahms Requiem. Ditto the... 10:52 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: This is like saying Sills does “ferocious” in Anna Bolena better than Netrebko, yeah maybe... 10:40 PM
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  • mrsjohnclaggart: Amerjaquino, Elias sang ONE Amneris and had a panic attack before act four and had to be... 9:58 PM
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  • kennedet: Interesting article,redbear. I’ve read Sellars comments before regarding opera needing... 9:00 PM

O Caftan! My Caftan!

Unconcealed by the voluminous folds of this Jessyesqe muumuu is queen-sized talent Jeffery Roberson (also known as Varla Jean Merman), who will make his New York opera debut later this week, in, modestly enough, The Medium, everyone’s favorite supernatural Menotti Broadway slasher opera. Details for this event— which might have been genetically engineered to appeal to the mind of the average parterrian—follow the jump.   Read more »

Silvery Moon

German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius in "Tristan und Isolde" in Seville, 2009

The Berlin Philharmonic brought a spooky Halloween treat to New York on Thursday night, just a few days late. They are at Carnegie Hall for a three-night residency, offering the complete Brahms symphonies along with selected earlier works by that ugly duckling of Brahms disciples, Arnold Schoenberg. They are also far from home during Berlin’s anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, having taken a prominent role in the celebration twenty years ago. And it was an American – one Leonard Bernstein – who conducted Beethoven’s Ninth at the Wall, famously supplanting the word Freiheit for the word Freude in its finale. For most of last night, it would seem these remembrances were far from their minds.  Read more »