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  • everest: After the last performances of Ernani in 1985 (intended for Caballé, who withdrew after her... 2:47 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Good she had some decent performances. I am listening to the Berlin Parsifal now and am... 2:42 PM
  • Buster: Janice Baird is Ortrud in the Rouen Lohengrin with Barbara Haveman. Looking foreward to that a lot. 2:36 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes but most of them in Lübbeck and Essen. :( Speaking of Brünnhildes there was one several... 2:24 PM
  • Camille: Yes, it was in that most iconic of Mr Treigle’s roles, MEFISTOFELE, in which I saw him first,... 1:58 PM
  • Camille: As yo can see, cara Feldie, she has sung a lot of Brünnehildes: http://operabase.c om/listart.cgi?... 1:41 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: So now my question has anyone heard her? Never even heard of her. Well I will know more... 1:24 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: In der Vorstellung von Richard Wagners Götterdämmerung am 29. März 2015 wird Rebecca Teem... 1:16 PM
  • Gualtier M: The “Cossotto 221; incident was after a vocal competition not at the one Puccini... 12:36 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Azulao httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=gnm3 vsszQT0 12:12 PM

The showgirl must go on

Last night’s complete concert version of Die Csárdásfürstin from Dresden is viewable, after the jump. Read more »

Out of the cradle endlessly rocking

No, not a Regie quiz—though that feature will return soon enough now that the season is up and running—but rather an image from the new Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Jenufa for the Opernhaus Zürich. Read more »

One furtive tenor

SHOWBIZ Operastar 144450“Mexikanische Startenor” Rolando Villazón has canceled tomorrow night’s performance of L’elisir d’amore at the Munich Opera Festival due to an “acute infection.”  Speaking of “a cute,” substituting in the role of Nemorino will be puppylicious Pavol Breslik. [via]