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  • Buster: Larsson was the Waldtaube, obviously. 2:05 PM
  • Buster: Spectacular Gurre-Lieder conducted by Marc Albrecht. It was a longstanding wish of his to do the... 2:03 PM
  • Krunoslav: Margherita Rinaldi is revelatory as a light soprano Adalgisa on the Scotto/Muti pirate set.... 2:00 PM
  • Orlando Furioso: Nice varied bunch today! Gustav Holst is a fun composer all around, and I find his operas... 1:44 PM
  • The Conte: I have long been a fan of her 1969 “Arrigo̶ 1; I had forgotten that she had gone back to... 1:03 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I think my first ever televised opera was Don Giovanni too. It was a Salzburg video with Sam... 12:55 PM
  • 98rsd: Interesting that you didn’t say WHY it’s a ridiculous idea. 12:30 PM
  • steveac10: It seems more like it was because of the last minute cast changes. It really is a sad commentary... 12:29 PM
  • Maury D: The tone of this feels so…familiar somehow… 12:18 PM
  • SF Guy: I saw Berti’s second (and last) performance on Wednesday Sept. 10: he was adequate but... 12:17 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.