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  • Bill: Hippolyte – I agree with you. I never have had trouble hearing any singer in the new Met no... 8:18 AM
  • Ilka Saro: I had an experience a few years ago which I think argues your points better than mine, and is very... 8:16 AM
  • papopera: Let us say, it is quite spectacular 7:38 AM
  • Krunoslav: Porgy– interesting; to me the Malick film foundered on Linda Manz–roughly my... 7:20 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Ponnelle was a genius. Now, in some ways, the torch has passed to Herheim httpv://www.y... 6:42 AM
  • turings: This is a problem with revivals more generally though, no? I’ve only ever seen two productions... 6:29 AM
  • armerjacquino: Beautifully put. 6:15 AM
  • armerjacquino: Couldn’t agree more about that NOZZE. And once again the devil is in the detail. Some... 6:14 AM
  • Buster: “One idea for one work, for one scene, or for one aria is not enough.” I also love what... 5:55 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: The Grandeur that was Madga (pity that the piansit was such a schlep and insensitive to... 5:51 AM

Who’s that woman?

silja_behrensFaithful and sharp-eared member of the cher public reedroom notes, “…an observation about the Levine 40th Wozzeck CD (Anja Silja/Jose van Dam)—the second CD (acts 2 and 3) has to be a different performance, different cast and different year. It is undoubtedly Hildegard Behrens on the 2nd CD. I don’t know who the baritone is but it is NOT van Dam. The orchestra/stage balance is different on the 2nd CD and it sounds like a “better” orchestra too.  Am I nuts? ” Read more »