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  • Evenhanded: Well. What’s holding her back is her stolid stage presence, unimaginative phrasing and use... 11:34 AM
  • Lady Abbado: As a Youtuber put it, “Sempre troppo eccessiva…&# 8221;: httpv://www.you... 11:27 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Then maybe the answer is that she hasn’t caught fire in anything, despite all our... 11:25 AM
  • Gualtier M: Zinka wasn’t just loud – in her absolute prime (which lasted from the late forties... 11:16 AM
  • kashania: Her Amneris with Milanov/Bjoerling/ Warren is possibly my favourite of them all. And her high... 11:16 AM
  • damekenneth: Milanov also was excellent spinning long, legato phrases. On recordings, her voice has such a... 11:15 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=rQZJ tOalC9U HAPPY BIRTHDAY,SAM (Mar.28)..When we started our first... 10:56 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: This is all so distressing – re: Placido and Ernani. Surely all the world has given... 10:53 AM
  • armerjacquino: ‘Where is the prize role for her’? In the seven years since she won the... 10:50 AM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=pSVy YtwI9F8 I went to a Bolena for Galvany and Sam (birthday... 10:43 AM

Even smiling makes my face ache

Call it brio, joie de vivre, zest, élan vital, perhaps Lebenslust. You might even call it “fun.” But no matter what you call it, that’s not the mood Renée Fleming was in when she dropped in for lunch with Muse at Bloomberg.

Evil mutants

“Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the respected stage, film and television actor Patrick Stewart will co-host The Second City Guide to the Opera on Saturday, January 5 with internationally renowned soprano and Lyric Opera creative consultant Renée Fleming…. Fleming will perform with live musical accompaniment, and both she and Stewart [pictured] will share emcee duties and appear in satirical vignettes.” [Broadway World]