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  • Tamerlano: Maybe Ruthie was singing flat…she was certainly capable of it. She always had an unevenly weighted voice and that can... 10:20 PM
  • leftcoastlady: Whatever you do, stay out from under the box overhang in orchestra rear. Sound is diminished. I like Grand Tier for just... 10:11 PM
  • LT: Scroll down the comments under this video: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=EWPB RU7uYIA 9:41 PM
  • Grane: I can’t find the thread here, Porgy, but it was a concert performance of Regnava nel Silenzio. Oropesa was way down in the... 9:15 PM
  • Krunoslav: Whole team pretty promising– plus, hunks for all ages, Shrader, Mobbs, Ott, Hage.. Giuseppe Verdi : La traviata 2, 4m, 7,... 9:12 PM
  • antikitschychick: Hey Lohenfal. I too am surprised that the Trovatore hasn’t sold out though I imagine it will. I did see there are... 8:59 PM
  • Lohenfal: Anti, I know nothing about the student ticket situation, but there are still a fair number of Family Circle seats available for... 8:32 PM
  • antikitschychick: Yes armerj you did bring it to my attention and it was you who I was thanking :-). Madame manou was a little over eager... 8:26 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 »