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  • La marquise de Merteuil: LOL – My fav version is with Hinge and Brackett – Helas – not to... 11:42 AM
  • kashania: We all know that a real diva wears a turban! 11:40 AM
  • antikitschychick: And see how she develops we shall Feldm! If nothing else, a recording of Bel Canto &... 11:37 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: “ANY day with Gilbert and Sullvan . . .” La marquise, you made my day! 11:35 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: And day with Gilbert and Sullivan is a good day! I prefer a deep contralto as Buttercup,... 11:31 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I wasn’t following Parterre at the height of Renee’s career, when she opened... 11:23 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: On second thought, I need to disagree a bit with my own post. An artist has every right, of... 11:22 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Buttercup. Things are seldom what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream;... 11:17 AM
  • La Cieca: armerjacquino, I am only answering for my own responses since I don’t edit the comments here... 11:16 AM
  • armerjacquino: Column A. As you say, though, she does a decent job at it, despite a conductor who... 11:15 AM

Yet another reason I’m glad I’m not Peter Gelb

You know, there’s the day-to-day stuff, like is Salvatore Licitra going to sing tonight. And then there’s the “coming soon” stuff, like getting the new Walküre up and running. And the “closely watched” stuff, like the Japan tour, with additional concerns outlined in today’s New York Times. And speaking of that article, there’s bullshit like this: Read more »

Just let her do what divas do

garden-as-salomeA century ago, Mary Garden parlayed an interview with the New York Times on the subject of her bizarre attire into blatant promotion for an upcoming tour date. Miss Garden truly was the Lady Gaga of her day. [The Awl]

Amuse-bouche

Philip Langridge as the Witch in "Hansel and Gretel". Photo:  Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera“It’s no spoiler to reveal that, at the end of Hansel and Gretel, the kids defeat the witch. In the Met’s production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, the singers of the title roles steal the show, as well.” [NY POST] Read more »