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  • Krunoslav: Has anyone else pointed out that Tanovistki will remain “ill” on Thursday? 12:51 AM
  • Krunoslav: One can try: “overvibrato ed’; ‘lacking in the needed verbal nuance”.... 12:28 AM
  • Satisfied: Or Ana Maria Martinez in Butterfly….h mmmm. 12:04 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Not to be a contrarian Kruno but why do you take these kinds of promotional articles seriously?... 12:04 AM
  • mia apulia: goodness 12:02 AM
  • Satisfied: NY TIMES on Met cancellations. http://artsbeat.bl ogs.nytimes.com/20 15/01/27/when-t... 11:58 PM
  • Bill: Camille – Cotrubas was extraordinarily vulnerable on stage (not only as Violetta) but so... 11:38 PM
  • mia apulia: I absolutely refuse to watch one more clip from this awful show, I am done being open minded 11:38 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: Fascinating list of Violettas. I have heard many but seen few. One of my favorite recordings is... 11:36 PM
  • MontyNostry: Talking of Cotrubas, whom I saw on stage as Violetta, Elisabetta and Tatyana, and in... 10:33 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 »