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  • Krunoslav: “How many times I’ve told you not to touch my things…̶ 1; 3:29 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=UUYa A48rAfw 2:42 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I thought scabs were not an option for the Met. 2:01 PM
  • ML: Not to forgot Louis de Funès! 1:56 PM
  • tannengrin: httpv://youtu.be/8 -5lBpkEC6I 1:56 PM
  • reedroom: good 1:49 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I know I shouldn’t admit this, but after Elina Garanca as Carmen on Live in HD in... 1:48 PM
  • ML: Kaufmann routinely does not “open up” fully. He can be quite sparing, like Angela Gheorghiu.... 1:37 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: After weeks of huffing, puffing, bloviating, and hyperventilating, reality always has a way... 1:37 PM
  • Chirper: Speaking of early in the game, I believe the musicians voted to strike about 7 or 8 weeks ago in the... 1:24 PM

Herself you shall adore

From an early Mike Richter CD-ROM, “Odd Opera” comes this gem, a live performance of Handel’s Semele at Carnegie Hall on February 23, 1985, the 300th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Read more »

On a clear day you can “C” forever

Of course,  we all know a Marilyn Horne anecdote without a four-letter word is about as plausible as a martini without gin, but the tale that kicks off her Q&A with Zachary Woolfe is particularly bracing. You’ll be both shaken and stirred by this interview in the current Capital New York.

Horne aplenty

La Cieca has learned that The Metropolitan Opera Guild will pay tribute to  legendary American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (right) on Monday, October 31, when stars, fans of opera, and the cream of New York’s society, business, and civic leaders assemble in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria for the Guild’s 77th Annual Luncheon. Read more »