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  • parpignol: that would be Faustina, one of the great felines of British literature. . . 12:43 AM
  • marshiemarkII: Armer! check this link: http://rateyourmus ic.com/release/alb um/giovanni_bat... 12:27 AM
  • marshiemarkII: Stutzmann, now that is a voice from the past, she was really wonderful and I really like the... 12:24 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I have a special fondness for the Pergolesi Stabat Mater with Nathalie Stutzmann and Roy... 12:11 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Thank, everyone, for the Don Carlo recommendations. Met on Demand video has only 1980 and... 11:39 PM
  • peter: Jack Jikes, coincidentally I’m reading Excellent Women right now, but I don’t think... 11:18 PM
  • antikitschychick: armerjac, yes the Forza Leonora is a spinto role and in general I don’t think those... 11:13 PM
  • lyrebird: no neck 9:58 PM
  • phoenix: Frasquita! the true test of a great soprano – The demands on the voice and technical skill of... 9:52 PM
  • Jack Jikes: Barbara! 9:46 PM

Greetings from the Alcova Dorata!

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 »