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  • MontyNostry: Talking of Cotrubas, whom I saw on stage as Violetta, Elisabetta and Tatyana, and in... 10:33 PM
  • NPW-Paris: (Just to be clear: the opening night reviews had thus not prepared me for what I heard when I was... 10:33 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I heard her only once, in Boccanegra: “Ana Maria Martinez was, it seems, petrified on the... 10:31 PM
  • Operngasse: Jungfer – Thank you so much for mentioning Martine van Hamel. One of the great American... 10:31 PM
  • MontyNostry: Camille, dear, I find that very reassuring! Thank you. 10:30 PM
  • Camille: Thanks, armerjay, for I had this home from the library but hadn’t the time to listen. I got... 10:21 PM
  • Camille: MontyN. You have volleyed on back my exact sentiments re all three sopranos spoken of above, not... 10:18 PM
  • Camille: How is that ending different, please? Is that in the UE score? Have only heard the the usually done... 10:10 PM
  • Camille: It’s very interesting to hear what you have to say about the Cotrubas Traviata. She was so... 10:02 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Damn. “… from natural causes”. Sorry. 9:56 PM

Ufa the top

Here’s the winners of the Ildar Abdrazkov Quiz, Bluebeard and Krunoslav!   Read more »

Ildar pursuit

Our good friends (and advertisers) at Maestro Artist Management have been wondering just how much you, the cher public, know about Ildar Abdrazakov. To test your  knowledge, they are offering a coveted prize to two lucky parterrrians who can answer the trivia questions that follow the jump. Read more »

When she has sung her songs

Given Anna Netrebko‘s continuing success at the Met in Macbeth (as evidenced by an mid-scene “brava” in last night’s Sirius broadcast), it’s time to think about the future—specifically her local assignments for next season.   Read more »

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Leather underground

Putting in a little face time (and what faces!) at Charles Castronovo‘s cabaret at 54 Below last night were barihunk trifecta Erwin Schrott, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ildar Abdrazakov.

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