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  • Lady Abbado: Thanks for the updates Marianne: I would add for those not in Vienna – you can watch the... 8:50 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: As for Mr. Green (or – seriously – is he called Mr. Green or Mr. Speedo... 8:42 PM
  • 98rsd: He was wonderful as Germont this year…would love to see him in other roles. 8:26 PM
  • Vergin Vezzosa: Just a few blocks off. Mame lived at Beekman Place. Easy mistake to make. 8:23 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: DIVO WATCH: Neil Shicoff cancelled his first two (of four) performances of “La... 8:19 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: p.p.s. – you’re right, it’s “acting̶ 1; and indications that he... 7:31 PM
  • Porgy Amor: I read mixed reviews for Sparafucile recently, but I wondered how much that was the production.... 7:25 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Dazzling, Camille. Both volumes of “Command Performance” may be THE Sutherland... 7:25 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Mr. Speedo will be on your alte Jungfer’s Mixcloud Website in about two... 7:15 PM
  • Avantialouie: Congratulations to Kelsey from a member of the Chicago audience who heard him often during his... 6:41 PM

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 »