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  • alejandro: Oh I was making a joke at my expense! If I had said what I wrote in person to you you would have... 1:19 PM
  • CerquettiFarrell: Sad news OT – the Israeli-born conductor Israel Ynon died yesterday on the podium... 1:18 PM
  • la vociaccia: “Maybe in a more lyrical role the flaws would emerge more clearly?” Judith IS a... 1:10 PM
  • Will: I’m not the greatest fan of the Merry Widow, particularly not in the bad translations/&#... 12:59 PM
  • scifisci: thanks for sharing this, all very beautiful 12:56 PM
  • uwsinnyc: “I just think she’s singing in the wrong fach — this is not a Tosca or Salome voice. ”... 12:51 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Oh, the haunted house sound effects! Forgot about those: they were sort of fun with... 12:51 PM
  • gal: I heard Markov live in this role in 2009. He was great, was rightfully cheered and I thought he would... 12:49 PM
  • la vociaccia: Hey! I don’t disagree with you, it’s a real, virile sound. It just didn’t.... 12:42 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’ve only heard Markov live once – in a recital about 10 years ago with other... 12:38 PM

The Prince of Alice Tully Hall

Either you adore “The World Is but a Broken Toy” from Act II of Princess Ida and have always wanted to hear it sung by voices of operatic quality… or you don’t… and you haven’t. You are immune, as so many are, to operetta, once serene occupant of the theatric perch latterly usurped by the likes of Les Miserables and Evita. Long ago—but operetta seems always to have evoked “long ago,” to have been an art of nostalgia. Long ago, in operetta’s heyday, singers didn’t use microphones and the tunes that showed their voices off were a whole lot better than the current Broadway crop.   Read more »