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  • Cicciabella: - tenors whose cars get stolen 10:01 AM
  • armerjacquino: A huge round of applause for the thread title. 9:46 AM
  • MontyNostry: - Ethnic paranoia. - Snide jokes that you can’t understand and which probably aren’t... 9:31 AM
  • Hippolyte: Happy St. Cecilia’s Day! httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=xTh1 suJcO5I 9:17 AM
  • manou: - losing musical instruments 8:43 AM
  • Krunoslav: Tosh! What of Jo Barstow opposite the ideally cast Glossop and Graham Clark! 8:34 AM
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  • Krunoslav: It’s more complicated that that. The vowel sound of the non-stressed “ah” and... 7:59 AM
  • Lohengrin: No tenor!! 7:03 AM
  • Lohengrin: She had Clemenza till 23.October. If the “change̶ 1; had taken place early enough,she... 7:02 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 »