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  • Cicciabella: Thanks, manou. Now that should be on DVD: Alagna’s Cav/Pag. Maybe it is, for all I know. 4:14 PM
  • dgf: Martinez’s Chicago “RusalkaR 21; was beautifully sung and acted, and the production, as a whole, was a far more... 3:47 PM
  • Lohengrin: A special creation for Madame Anna. 3:16 PM
  • messa di voce: Harteros will be cast as Magda, but she’ll cancel and be replaced by Jaho. 3:09 PM
  • manou: grimoaldo – do not read this!! I have seen Alagna (in Orange) as both Turiddù and Canio and he was really good. I am not... 3:02 PM
  • antikitschychick: hey everyone I have a general question: which major opera houses/festivals have announced their lineups for next season... 2:50 PM
  • antikitschychick: Oh ok and yes I agree. Per AN’s website there will be a live cinema simulcast: http://www.annanet 2:44 PM
  • jacobelli: Sorry, I was replying to Ivy’s post below about Nadine Sierra, not this post about Isabel Leonard. 2:36 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 »