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  • olliedawg: Having worked for many years with great graphic designers, it’s hard for me to ignore the... 11:01 AM
  • kashania: I don’t think that Gelb is the only person responsible for a dearth of sensational star singers.... 11:01 AM
  • johns33: Well said 98. Gordon’s inflammatory language is annoying and is not helping their image.... 10:53 AM
  • Don_Dano: Lyric Opera of Chicago managed to get me to commit to tickets last night. I had been putting off... 10:51 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I half agree, half disagree. The fact that the tenor’s aria is now the “drawR... 10:40 AM
  • armerjacquino: A blackout of HD cinema presentations in the NYC area to encourage greater in house... 10:32 AM
  • Don_Dano: I think you are onto something. I frequently wonder how much of the MET’s attendance issues... 10:26 AM
  • Bill: mkmacmtenor – Not having experienced Pretty Yende live, I just recently heard her in a LA Opera... 10:19 AM
  • Stendhal: I’m sorry to keep singling you out, but your post is emotional drivel, and there are traces... 10:18 AM
  • Buster: In a flapper dress. Seriously, the only operetta role I could think of that would fit very well, is... 10:14 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 »