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  • MontyNostry: He was embarrassing last year as Boccanegra in London. He bawled most unpleasantly in the... 4:13 PM
  • ML: LOL. You’re good stuff, Kashie, for a Canuck! ;-) 4:06 PM
  • MontyNostry: There’s a big interview with Grace – in German -where she claims that singing mezzo... 4:06 PM
  • ML: The presenters, Japan Arts (for the Met and Mariinsky, typically), NBS (for Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener... 4:02 PM
  • MontyNostry: Orturd is a great typo. 3:56 PM
  • bogda: Apparently Fleming has realised this as well, and has now withdrawn from this same production. She was... 3:54 PM
  • MontyNostry: Talking of Elgar (which I often find more interesting than listening to Elgar), didn’t... 3:54 PM
  • pavel: I’m always amazed at the frequency and starry-ness of these tours to Japan. It must be... 3:44 PM
  • kashania: All I heard was something about Masetto’s “lover stave” in relation to Giovanni... 3:26 PM
  • ML: Popoli 3:23 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 »