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  • Camille: Lotte Lehmann vs. Marilyn Horne Or is it the other way around? 8:57 PM
  • Camille: Well, zinka would know more, but I do recall a discussion regarding Lois sometime in the past year,... 8:54 PM
  • Camille: Bis! 8:47 PM
  • Camille: It’s really hard to believe Raimondi is even capable of crawling into the stage at this point!... 8:46 PM
  • Krunoslav: ‘ I like the singing too (ducks).’ If you like singing ducks, no wonder you enjoy... 8:41 PM
  • Camille: Didn’t you ask this before? I was going to answer ‘I think she was’ , but was not... 8:38 PM
  • Camille: Don’t feel bdly, as even libretti as late as early Verdi got guffaws from my friends when I... 8:35 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: In 2003 at Wiener Staatsoper, Plácido Domingo’s voice trailed off and he left... 7:42 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: “Lisa della Casa and Hilde Gueden.” Ivy, I think they just didn’t get along... 7:08 PM
  • MontyNostry: akk, you must now wash your virtual mouth out with soap. 7:04 PM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.

Evil mutants

“Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the respected stage, film and television actor Patrick Stewart will co-host The Second City Guide to the Opera on Saturday, January 5 with internationally renowned soprano and Lyric Opera creative consultant Renée Fleming…. Fleming will perform with live musical accompaniment, and both she and Stewart [pictured] will share emcee duties and appear in satirical vignettes.” [Broadway World]