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  • aulus agerius: IMO the ‘Timor’ ; is just too slow. It lacks shape from odd phrasing. There are a... 9:27 AM
  • Dabrowski: “Stage directors, if you can inspire this much ferocity in your singers, your job is 90%... 9:20 AM
  • Krunoslav: But WHY, you ask again? http://tinyurl.com /lgxm9eq 9:09 AM
  • Krunoslav: #9 needs to be amended, this sentence cut: “And for God’s sake, stop sniping at that poor... 9:06 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1862 composer Claude Debussy httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=w... 8:26 AM
  • tiger1: I finally saw and heard the Salzburg Trovatore, albeit on youtube so in somewhat sub-standard sound.... 7:37 AM
  • Lohengrin: Therefor Kaufmann only sings in linguages he is well speaking. The very nice Marschallin... 7:05 AM
  • spiderman: I’ve been there yesterday and Netrebkos technical mastery was astonishing. The voice was... 7:02 AM
  • Will: So, one of the great secrets of the theater world is exposed–a huge, elaborate production... 7:00 AM
  • mercadante: I’ve always been kind of ‘meh’ about Netrebko, but this was some of the... 6:58 AM

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.

Evil mutants

“Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the respected stage, film and television actor Patrick Stewart will co-host The Second City Guide to the Opera on Saturday, January 5 with internationally renowned soprano and Lyric Opera creative consultant Renée Fleming…. Fleming will perform with live musical accompaniment, and both she and Stewart [pictured] will share emcee duties and appear in satirical vignettes.” [Broadway World]