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  • Feldmarschallin: ‘Her style and sound/coloring are strikingly like Schwarzkopf’s. Not sure this is... 11:52 AM
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  • EarlyRomantic: Any notion or consensus about the quality of Dorothea Röschmann’s new album of Lieder?... 11:29 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Ie8N 9K_nriA One of the best especially the low notes of... 11:10 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Helen Traubel alert! She’s on ENCRC right now in THE LADIES MAN (with Jerry Lewis). 10:38 AM
  • Salome Where She Danced: Ladies and gentlemen, The NEW Alberta Hunter! 9:45 AM
  • Bill: Feldmarschallin – Steber simply did not have the radiance of voice as Arabella (and in some other... 8:02 AM
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  • williams: Ah Feldmarschallin! I smile and sigh at your naïveté. People pay well over face value for tickets... 6:29 AM

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La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »

deh vieni alla finestra

Liza’s main man Paulo Szot has some interesting and rather bold (if La Cieca may say so) opinions about the character of Leporello in today’s New York Times: “Don Giovanni needs him for everything: butt sex, to give him food, to give him drink, to share his feelings with.” (The article, fetchingly entitled “The Great Mozart Switcheroo,” poses the probing question, “So which, in the end, is the better part?”)

szot out

According to the blog AfterElton.com, Tony Award-winning barihunk Paulo Szot “is an out gay man.” Writer Brian Juergens says the blog “contacted his publicist and were told that yes, he is gay, and we’re welcome to say as much.”