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  • perfidia: Giordani sounds good… for Giordani, although the heavy lifting lies ahead. We’ll see. I am surprised he needs to be... 2:21 PM
  • moi: Thanks for the review… But Mattila was urgent… Opolais and Alagna urgent as well? But it is a good adjective 2:20 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Rob Howell’s striking but incoherent curved sets “Striking but incoherent”& #8230;perfect. I’ve only seen... 2:16 PM
  • tatiana: I’ve never heard him in the house, but this Di Luna sounds really good to me. 2:07 PM
  • YigeLi: Oh, thank you… Now I know it’s not my pure imagination… 2:00 PM
  • Hippolyte: God the prompter is loud. 1:59 PM
  • perfidia: Then let’sjust say she sounds healthier and more put together than Meade. I am shocked at how quickly her voice has... 1:57 PM
  • Batty Masetto: I was thinking along the same lines, perfidia. Maybe not “young” ; but clean and expressive, with a vigorous... 1:56 PM

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The acclaimed Théâtre du Châtelet production of Nixon in China will, unlike the revolution, be televised: this evening, to be precise, which translates to a start time of 2:00 PM here in NYC. A video player is embedded after the jump. Read more »

“You will, Cieca, you will!”

le_mot_du_jour_full“The L.A. Phil’s new season is up, too, and the big news there is (for me anyway) the premiere of a new sacred oratorio by John Adams, entitled The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Maybe he gave it that title to distinguish it from a forthcoming work by Mark Adamo.

“What? No, I meant because Mark Adamo’s writing The Gospel of Mary Magdalene for the San Francisco Opera! Why, what ‘mary’ did YOU think I was referring to?” [Daniel Stephen Johnson]