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  • armerjacquino: Haha, you think one person expressing a different opinion is some kind of all-pile-on ‘massacre 217;? What a... 5:14 AM
  • Howling in Tune: Granted it’s a recording and not a live performance, but I found Dawn Upshaw’s rendition on the album... 4:39 AM
  • Howling in Tune: In that case, we can blame Florida. Blaming Florida is usually a safe option. By the way, did you guys see that the... 4:34 AM
  • cgambol: Yes, she had hips. Women have them you know…. and your point? 2:47 AM
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  • Henry Holland: I love La Campana sommersa, it’s too bad that the only two recordings I know of have problems. There’s a... 11:38 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=JhYz qkmq8sE 11:34 PM

Lost soul

Opera Philadelphia offered Verdi’s La traviata on October 9, the day before the composer’s 202nd birthday, with Lisette Oropesa singing “The Lost One”—the meaning of “traviata.”   Read more »

Married to the mobcap

I have an idea (soon to be angrily debunked in the comments section) that Le nozze di Figaro is rarely a source of unalloyed bliss to the chronic operagoer. Read more »

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »