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  • "As far as I’m aware, the problem with attracting premiere singers at Bayreuth..." - Bluebeard
  • "good points Ivy, but wouldn’t you agree that some changes are still..." - antikitschychick
  • "Not to stray too far from the discussion from Ianw’s liquid shits, but for my..." - m. croche
  • "Just a couple of details: – The Komische Oper draws singers primarily from a..." - Fluffy-net
  • "A penthouse Don G. How revolutionary. Next you’ll blow my mind with a Verdi..." - ianw2
  • "If someone is really interested in opera, they would likely read the few paragraphs..." - ianw2
  • "The relevance of opera to modern life is discussed here pretty much daily." - armerjacquino
  • "You mean the exclusion that found Sellars directing NIXON IN CHINA at the Met,..." - Krunoslav

Thick as thieves

This week’s operatic offering from Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin goes out as a request. Our Own Camille asked for (and got) a little Mercadante in the mix, so here’s a live performance of I briganti from 2012. Read more »

Regie to the Rescue! (A new competition)

La Cieca has always, against all odds, maintained that if there is one expression that best describes the mind of the average member of the cher public, that would be “plus vive que l’oiseau, plus prompte que l’éclair.” As such, it is only fitting that Mignon, by dear Ambroise Thomas, should inaugurate our latest brain-tickling quiz here at parterre.com. Read more »