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  • Bill: Jungfer – I first met Gabor Bretz when he was doing Kothner in Meistersinger in Budapest –... 5:21 PM
  • Lohengrin: They promise, it will be available soon; enjoy! 5:17 PM
  • Camille: Westbroek does have that unfortunate vibrato, even live, and even as far back as 2010 as Sieglinde... 5:15 PM
  • Camille: Gery kucky = very lucky!!! So sorry amd wo xcited to hear my BELOVED Andrea Chenier. Now if he would... 5:09 PM
  • Camille: Oh my Lord, that Maestro Pappano is a magician!! He makes Andrea Chénier sound like a masterpiece.... 5:08 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Cami – I’ve had my “Kékszakállú” score for more than 40 years. It is a first... 4:54 PM
  • Lohengrin: Meanwhile she has an unpleasant vibrato, but in the high eruptions there is power. 4:36 PM
  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Un Di al azzuro spazzo. Someone posted a cell phone video. httpv://youtu.b... 4:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: Westbroek’s not a radio singer at all. It’s not a beautiful voice- it’s her... 4:31 PM
  • Camille: Hahaha! Ciccionabellissima ! Sometimes it’s “Vil Bastardo!!!!—Figli o di ——... 4:30 PM

I have ever used to set the last Judgment Day before mine eyes

Rupert Christiansen: “That pathetic old woman is also a great and noble queen.” [The Telegraph]

“Specialist subject, the bleeding obvious”

Jonathan Miller‘s Carmen for Mid Wales Opera has no sexual electricity, complains Rupert Christiansen” [The Telegraph]

Fish are jumping and the dudgeon is high

“Quaint camp, says Rupert Christiansen.”

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KIngdom of the blind

Cher public, you know that Rupert Christiansen is not someone with whom your doyenne often agrees, but this time he’s got it right.

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On this island

“The Valerie Masterson of our generation!”

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I’ve something to say that’s less than urgent

peaking of vicious-minded small town gossips, Rupert Christiansen (not pictured) is at his exercise again this morning, trying to tempt Dame Felicity Palmer into saying unpleasant things about David Alden and Richard Jones.

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red meat

Why Rupert Christiansen is the wrong commentator about gay rights protesters

The veteran British critic click-whored

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“Where was Liam Joshua?”

Anyone looking for orgiastic obscenity in Calixto Bieito‘s production of Carmen at the London Coliseum, will be bitterly disappointed, writes Rupert Christiansen.

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