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  • mrsjohnclaggart: I give her points for 1/singing BOTH verses of “Salgo gia del trono aurato” and 2/just as important... 3:38 AM
  • Cicciabella: Pirozzi has been a well-kept secret in Italy for years. She’s apparently in her early forties. Now the Anglo-Saxon... 3:35 AM
  • danpatter: She is definitely an exciting singer. I was particularly gratified by her apparent fearlessness in singing this difficult aria,... 3:24 AM
  • Rosemont: I have a vivid memory of hearing her sing “Un bel di” in recital with our local symphony in 1970. I was just a kid,... 2:53 AM
  • Cicciabella: I saw that gratuitous observation (so-called criticism) and once again I had to wonder: What’s this critic doing at the... 2:46 AM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: Sort of a musing. Not to detract in any way from Sondra Radvanovsky’ s projected hat trick of the three Tudor... 2:28 AM
  • Hans Lick: The critic is in error: Ms. Couden sings the role of Teresa not Lisa. 1:59 AM
  • fletcher: Any clues on who might sing Bénédict ? 1:49 AM

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James Levine received $2.1 million in compensation from the Met for the 2010-2011 season, during which time he conducted 31 performances. His pay was about 150% that of Peter Gelb, who raked in $1.4 million in pay and benefits during that period. [Bloomberg Businessweek]