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  • Krunoslav: Fabulous. Even though I was but a wee babe, how blessed I am to have lived when such art was... 11:27 AM
  • Bill: Both Westbroek and Racette had pretty wobbly voices on the WQXR broadcast – no pleasure to the... 11:23 AM
  • operajunky: I hope Eva Maria Westbroek sounds better in the house than she does on radio…on both the... 11:23 AM
  • steveac10: Since McVicar will likely be at the Met for the bulk of next season, one hopes he will be given... 11:21 AM
  • PCally: Racette was very pleasant surprise. She sounded better than she has in a long while and I thought... 11:16 AM
  • Buster: Will do. She gets another positive review here: http://tinyurl.com /nfrjxpy 11:15 AM
  • coloraturafan: She is having her debut in Il Trovatore this summer in Cincinnati. Looking forward to hearing... 11:13 AM
  • Amnerees: “Ultimate Diva Jessye Norman” IS a situation comedy. 11:01 AM
  • Our Own JJ: Well, I was thinking this, but I get where you’re coming from. httpv://www.you... 10:53 AM
  • Thingsaregettingbetterdownhere: Judging solely by her Fricka in Walkure on Saturday in Houston, this is... 10:45 AM

Point and shoot

Meet parterre’s new tutelary spirit, tenor August Schram, star of Metube. Read more »

Glücklich zu sehen, je suis enchanté!

Tenor Nikolai Schukoff (recently Parsifal in the Lyon production) displays so much furry semi-nudity on his web site that the page should be called “Otter Space.”

boots and saddles

It’s the Brokeback Ballet from Krzysztof Warlikowski‘s production of Yevgeny Onegin! Read more »

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retro regie

Some commenters are more perceptive than others when it comes to the game of Name That Regie. In our previous competition, the quick-witted keithmc and the more cautious Ginevera were both correct: the opera is Cherubini’s Medée, in a production by Krzysztof Warlikowski for La Monnaie. The “Amy Winehouse” sorceress in the black pleather sheath is Nadja Michael. (La Cieca is sure you will recall that M. Warlikowski was also the auteur of one of our first and most puzzling Regiequizzes last year.) Now, on to new business. What’s this opera?

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