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  • Bill: Elisabeth Gruemmer was another of Herbert von Karajan’s discoveries and had he not heard her... 11:21 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=YC5 KpmK6oOs httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=... 11:21 AM
  • La Cieca: Our Own JJ agrees with you: https://twitter.co m/jamesgjorden/sta tus/58275511416907 7760 11:17 AM
  • La Cieca: I can think of a lyric soprano or two I wouldn’t mind strangling, but that’s neither... 11:12 AM
  • Krunoslav: I assume a comma was implicit before the word ‘dying’ ;. Even so, not all that many... 11:07 AM
  • armerjacquino: I suspect transcription fail. There’s no way that sentence can be made to make any... 11:05 AM
  • semira mide: And Happy Birthday to Bach and Haydn…. the stars much surely have been aligned! 11:04 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: “But we opera singers are used to strangling lyric sopranos dying from... 10:57 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I’ve barely seen any videos of DC, ever. But outside of the auto da fe scene, the key color... 10:52 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Last Christmas, Santa delivered the Blu-ray of Don Carlo with Kaufmann, Harteros, Hampson,... 10:45 AM

Her maestro’s voice

Our Own Poison Ivy interviews conductor Alain Altinoglu over at her own blog, Poison Ivy’s Wall of Text. (Photo © Fred Toulet.)

Renaissance man

muti_renaissanceLa Cieca hears whispers from rehearsals of the Met’s eagerly-awaited new production of Attila that maestro Riccardo Muti is somewhat more, shall we say, engaged in the process than your average stick-waver. Read more »

The view from Kareol

kleiber_thumbPoet of the podium Carlos Kleiber leads the final minutes of Tristan und Isolde from the mystic abyss of Bayreuth, circa 1975. Read more »