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  • A. Poggia Turra: I remember reading a story about the first baseball season played inside the Astrodome.... 12:53 PM
  • MontyNostry: And if you visit the music festival in Handel’s birthplace for the second time:... 12:41 PM
  • MontyNostry: And if hotel reception calls you during your jet-lagged slumber: “Pourquoi me... 12:39 PM
  • zinka: PICTURE THIS!!!!! One night, after 50 people,in a space for 10, pulling on the rope that held us in... 12:38 PM
  • zinka: I had called Lois a few times and also she came to opening night outside in a wheelchair…I have... 12:34 PM
  • parpignol: and on the subject of ‘Die Meistersinger̵ 7; this season’s performances (I saw... 12:32 PM
  • zinka: GREAT PEOPLE HERE!!!!! I always said the level was very high (or hopefully low) of what you... 12:31 PM
  • A. Poggia Turra: 98rsd, I was also at that SUNY Purchsse ‘Figaro̵ 7; (IIRC it would have been... 12:27 PM
  • MontyNostry: That event evokes a character from another opera completely – Hunding. 12:27 PM
  • parpignol: when the hotel finally returns the right laundry: “O Sachs, mein Freund” 12:24 PM

Express your elf!

La Cieca (pictured) would like to remind those members of the cher public with last-minute gift shopping needs that purchases from the Little Shop of Arias completed by 7:00 PM EST today (Friday) can still reach their intended recipients by December 24. (Simply select “Two-Day Shipping” at checkout) The even more dilatory among you should recall that an Amazon Gift Card is instantly deliverable via email and (ça va sans dire) always in the best of taste.

How much is that puppy in the window?

florez_thumbAt the request of a member of the cher public, La Cieca has updated the Little Shop of Arias store here at parterre. Available for preorder from amazon.com are such goodies as a new DVD of I puritani starring Nino Machaidze and Juan Diego Flórez.   Read more »