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  • aulus agerius: From google earth it looks like pretty tony single family house residential streets for the most part: Montmorency, Bois... 3:39 PM
  • luvtennis: Of course, I was referring to the Della Casa recording above. I have not listened to the new Anna performances. The Barenboim... 3:35 PM
  • Camille: That is—seriously now—an excellent question. What could she definitively NOT do? With the advent of all these Youtube radio shows... 3:32 PM
  • aulus agerius: I used to have a recording of that performance = Kate Lindsay IIRC. I lost it in an accidental wipe of the HD. :-( 3:31 PM
  • luvtennis: Wow – I cannot listen to this particular performance because I am busy at work, but I just listened to the Bohm and... 3:31 PM
  • Cicciabella: Conclusions from the reviews (thank you, manou, on the previous thread): 1. Almost nobody was wholly enthusiastic about the... 3:29 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: You might be sorry to make that walk. There’s nothing out there en route and the way back might be difficult... 3:24 PM
  • luvtennis: Welllll, I just listened to Anna’s performance that La Cieca appended to the other thread (are they the same... 3:22 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.

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]