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  • mirywi: Oops that was supposed to attach itself to the New Yorker article comments. 6:04 PM
  • mirywi: How was the singing? 6:02 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Ann Hallenberg is singing the Kindertotenlieder at the Champs Elysées this Friday. 5:48 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Yay! I just received the Callas CD’s. The box is very nice as is the booklet. Good... 5:40 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Or may not pay at all, one singer told me. 5:33 PM
  • phoenix: Voulgaridou has been on the circuit quite awhile – the first time I remember hearing her was... 5:14 PM
  • Gualtier M: Interesting fact – Voulgaridou is another soprano beneficiary of Angela Gheorghiu̵... 4:46 PM
  • manou: I have heard Voulgaridou here as Marguerite (also replacing Yoncheva). She sings prettily and on key. 4:46 PM
  • phoenix: She says ‘Though I AM Cebotari, …’ it must be the inimitable mjc. Welcome back! 4:44 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Krunoslov, The statement comparing the debut in Dallas of Papatanasiu to Callas was not... 4:05 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 »