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  • Evenhanded: Well. Excellent review, Patrick. I agree with everything you wrote, though you showed... 9:11 AM
  • phoenix: Revealing perceptions, honest opinions – really nice work here – a worthwhile read... 9:04 AM
  • Lohenfal: The Met is broadcasting the March 7 performance with Kaufmann and Garanca over the radio. Since... 8:58 AM
  • phoenix: Everyone who is still coherent (that does not include me) please enter this quiz –... 8:54 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: 7) Sena Jurinac I think Rysanek was earlier, 3) “Doch toben auch…” 8:46 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1654 composer Agostino Steffani httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=8... 8:23 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Rysanek was there as well as Frida Leider who was also towards the end. 7:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes I agree Oedipe. There are other singers who seem to be content with singing in Europe... 7:55 AM
  • oedipe: Indeed. We need Alagna in (Continental) Europe. Why waste his time on long stays in NY, for second... 7:24 AM
  • Will: What I have not seen discussed here yet is that the MET has started spending down the endowment. Such... 7:16 AM

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]