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  • Lohengrin: AN should be on the hat, her successoressess are already there inside. Such a shouting and... 2:58 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Wow, you are right – she more then he. The voice sounds too thick and... 1:52 AM
  • Operngasse: To quote Scarlet, “As God is my witness”, I am not making this up. The SF Chronicle... 1:50 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: 2015 BAYREUTH TICKETS ON SALE ONLINE ON 01 February: Am 1. Februar 2015... 1:44 AM
  • Phantom Violist: FYI, the “Age of Innocence” movie scenes above were filmed in Philadelphia... 1:41 AM
  • Poison Ivy: In other news, the Met has released this clip of the Iolanta dress. httpv://www.you... 12:40 AM
  • Hans Lick: p.s. I forgot to mention that The Play of Daniel from the Cloisters was on television. I... 12:13 AM
  • Hans Lick: Camille - Oberlin (like Alfred Deller) is from the pre-Mesozoic! I never heard him sing in... 12:12 AM
  • Camille: I’d so love to shake my tambourine and groove thing along mit das Band, so do tell! A real... 11:58 PM
  • Camille: Do you, also from the Operatic Mesozoic like moi, not recall Mr Russell Oberlin? He was doing his... 11:53 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 »