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  • manou: Then it must be Listerine Halitosis. 8:19 AM
  • manou: …and I somehow think Röschmann only sang the Countess at Covent Garden – do not recall her... 8:16 AM
  • manou: Kurzak was a lovely Susanna more recently. 7:55 AM
  • operaassport: The Klinghofer protesters remind me of Mankiwiecz’s line from All About Eve “they... 7:21 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: MMII, We missed each other again as we seem to have missed each other decades ago hearing... 6:54 AM
  • ML: Bachler would become a Munich treasure if he could bring Muti back, even for occasional projects. He... 6:49 AM
  • ML: Tilling = harsh timbre. 6:37 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well that would be nice if Bachler could get him and just imagine that Forza cast with him... 6:37 AM
  • ML: … on account of her bad breath. 6:35 AM
  • Lohengrin: Hopefully Jonas will do the whole run. They planned 3 or 4 days inbetween, so he would have the... 6:31 AM

Abs of a Soldier

La Cieca has obtained this photo of Thomas Hampson headlining Camouflage Night at Powerhouse, uh, rehearsing for Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. You can tell the scene is Northern Rhodesia in 1962, because that is where the British military first started offering complimentary personal training packages to their troops. Read more »

Impossible things are happening every day

pectactularRemember “Toi et Moi,” the pectacular music video from which the above image is grabbed? Well, the terrific twosome who brought you that indelible video and perhaps slightly more delible audio, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Igor Krutoi, have done it again. Their newest collaboration, “a once-in-a-lifetime musical event” called “Deja Vu” arrives at Radio City Music Hall on March 6. Read more »