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  • meowiaclawas: armerjacquino, yes, yes, I was thinking the same! 6:53 PM
  • Cicciabella: I’m sure Piotr Beczala would have been infinitely delighted with such a feature. 6:52 PM
  • oedipe: Coote sang La favorite a couple of years ago in a staged version at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.... 6:47 PM
  • armerjacquino: Ten WHOLE dollars? ;-) 6:32 PM
  • MontyNostry: Maybe he just didn’t have enough voice for the role. 6:31 PM
  • MontyNostry: The singers of Covent Garden’s young artists’ programme performed Act 1 of La... 6:29 PM
  • Uncle Kvetch: I really don’t think that level of snark was warranted. So sorry to have wasted your time. 6:27 PM
  • warmke: Exactly correct. I sat opposite Gordon 20 years ago, found him incompetent in representing his... 6:18 PM
  • La Cieca: The HD screenings are a wonderful thing in their own right, but they’re proven to be neither a cash... 6:18 PM
  • Cicciabella: You show them, AJ. Forza contains some of the most magnificent music Verdi ever wrote. Granted,... 6:09 PM

Winged victors

Has it really been nine years? Well, apparently it has, because the winners of the ninth annual F. Paul Driscoll Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence (or, as they are colloquially known, the “Opera News Awards”) have been revealed. Congratulations to director Patrice Chéreau, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, bass-baritone James Morris and soprano Nina Stemme (not pictured)!   Read more »

Ugh! Neve!

La Cieca celebrates (if that is the word) the first snowfall of the season in New York in the traditional manner: with a video clip from La fanciulla del West. Read more »