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  • mozartFreak: From this thread alone, I quote: “As I said in an earlier thread, this proposal is the... 1:19 AM
  • steveac10: Blue Cabochon. That’s a heaping helping of unsubstantiated wrongdoing. Firstly – No... 1:06 AM
  • whome: La Cieca, having never been an active poster, i have been following Parterre Box closely for a number... 1:02 AM
  • bluecabochon: I don’t understand your stance on this, LaC. I have met you many times in person and... 12:57 AM
  • Sempre liberal: Maria Guleghina (I seem to recall her being referred to as the ‘battleship& #8217; by... 12:57 AM
  • Sempre liberal: Count me in for a new Luisa Miller. Don’t shoot me, but I also wouldn’t mind a... 12:50 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Agresta is terrific here. Many thanks for the clip. It’s a taxing role, I recall reading... 12:42 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Archae, from that clip I think she may be 90 y.o., and from the sound, more... 12:42 AM
  • La Cieca: See, here’s the thing: I keep hearing “rancor̶ 1; and “puppet master”... 12:34 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: And that Leonora was . . . (:) 12:34 AM

Carry on Cleo

Natalie Dessay coyly bares a breast on the cover of Virgin Classics’ new Giulio Cesare. But don’t let that put you off; this DVD is worth buying.

Giulio Cesare is perhaps one of the earliest examples of “ensemble opera.” It requires a large cast, and each character has an important musical role. This video was culled from performances from the Paris 2011 production and features excellent baroque singing from almost the entire cast.  Read more »