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  • Cicciabella: Looks like she’s morphing into a liquorice allsorts, M’Lady. 12:01 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Ange’s morphing into Charlotte, one step at a time… https://www.fac... 11:47 AM
  • NPW-Paris: (“In braccio a mille furie” was the third and final encore – the eleventh of... 11:28 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: Oh, Kashania, please do give Winterreise a try. I often go back to Gerhard Hüsch’s... 11:24 AM
  • NPW-Paris: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=DGcQ 3IyaJy4 11:19 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Apparently her next CD will in fact be called “Agrippina&# 8221;, with arias by Perti,... 11:16 AM
  • lorenzo.venezia: re: Hallenberg. Having had the privilege of experiencing her in “Dido and... 11:04 AM
  • kashania: I’m saving Winterreise for my old age but I do love many of his lieder. His instrumental... 10:54 AM
  • NPW-Paris: “Anyone who has seen Hallenberg on stage cannot but wonder in what kind of a topsy-turvy... 10:28 AM
  • NPW-Paris: I didn’t see Alcina: it wasn’t in my old-folks’ Sunday matinee subscription.... 10:19 AM

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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 »