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  • La Cieca: She could use some “grooming,&# 8221; after showing up for a master class with a legendary... 11:05 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: She has not so far sung any of the big dramatic soprano roles she has been covering on the... 11:01 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Milady – the thing is that there are many soprano roles being sung by mezzos... 10:59 AM
  • kashania: I heard an online recording of Meade’s Met Norma and liked it a great deal. But,... 10:56 AM
  • La Cieca: Well, sort of. I think we need to be wary of reading aesthetic intentions into the original... 10:55 AM
  • ML: Tiger, I attended four of the Hoffmanns in late 2011, one of which was streamed, and Villazón sang... 10:53 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: manou – thanks for this. I will watch it tonight. Inside word is that she is... 10:51 AM
  • ML: Yes, he is not for those who prefer understatement, and I understand your other thoughts. About the top,... 10:39 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Interesting Camille, thanks – guess I got her on a good day vocally. The performance... 10:25 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: I would say you are in violent agreement with Bellni, who cast soprano Giulia Grisi as... 10:25 AM

“Then, with financial assistance provided by the United Negro College Fund, Bess got a degree in medical transcription…”

“Instead of Bess’s leaving their Charleston ghetto for New York by herself, with the crippled Porgy giving chase some time later, the Broadway version would include a newly invented scene in which Bess tries to persuade Porgy to start a new life with her up North. She leaves, followed by Porgy; one final stage picture that was considered had the two looking at each other at a distance. The intent was to indicate that Porgy and Bess would be reunited.” [New York Times]

The look your heart can’t disguise

In what is without doubt the final chapter of their on-again, off-again romance, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna are on again, she says.