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  • La marquise de Merteuil: I doubt MrsJohn will be back. But if you yearn for a dose of her entertaining and... 4:43 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: I heard van den Heever as Donna Anna and found her nothing special. You must have been there... 2:31 AM
  • la vociaccia: Well, I’d like to see Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and I’d also like to hear... 12:59 AM
  • ML: Is MrsJohnClaggart never coming back? What happened? 12:04 AM
  • Camille: Has any further news come down this way regarding the choice to work to commemorate Lenny’s... 12:00 AM
  • ML: Discovering his dad dead at age 10 probably left him unstable to a degree. 11:48 PM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: When listening to Birgit Nilsson – I don’t think poor old Macbeth had a chance. I... 11:42 PM
  • Camille: Big of you to admit it, and smart of you to realize that thoughts may be influenced by your... 11:40 PM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: Regarding the Pav and gazillion friends – my favorite clip: httpv://www.you... 11:31 PM
  • Camille: That’s just SO 1939-ish! Try Rouge Noir:http://m.chan el.com/mt/www.chan el.com/en_US/fr... 11:26 PM

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miami_beach_thumbWhat a concept, or La Cieca should say what a concept! This is Regie at its finest and most boldly satirical, genius that makes Graham Vick look like two-day-old steak frites. For this production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, the director (unnamed, alas in the YouTube clip below) utilizes the cinematic convention of the flash-forward in a postmodern epoch-bending variation. What if, this staging asks, Manon were to survive her various torments and travails? What would her life be like at, say, age 60? And what if, instead of hanging around mosquito-ridden Louisiana, she invested in a condo in Miami Beach (circa 1975)?  Read more »