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  • Feldmarschallin: Well the top is completely gone and I also hate his personality on stage. Ist mir so was von... 9:00 AM
  • Donna Anna: This opera has even more painful resonance after the latest hostilities in Gaza. The ugly... 8:36 AM
  • 98rsd: You’re being painfully literal. I mean that it’s a term that’s often used to make a... 7:58 AM
  • ML: He was good on Sunday. Can you describe exactly what it is you dislike in him? I don’t enjoy his... 7:41 AM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: DSS, it is one thing not to ‘get’ something that you sampled in the first... 7:34 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: http://www.amazon. de/Kunstst%C3%BCck e-Rolando-Villaz%C 3%B3n-ebook/dp/B00 I2F2NFU/ref=sr... 7:12 AM
  • ML: I’m jealous. Barenboim seems to be on an Elgar kick. I saw a new Elgar 2 from him on disc the other... 6:51 AM
  • Regina delle fate: We can’t escape it over here! But Barenboim and Rattle have been championing it in... 5:25 AM
  • ML: I’d love to hear Gerontius with anyone. It seems to be forgotten. 5:20 AM
  • Regina delle fate: To which you can add, Wozzeck, Lulu (three-act version), Betrothal in a Monastary, The... 5:18 AM

Wingless victory

Of particular visual interest in last weekend’s Lohengrin (though not perhaps so tantalizing as Jonas Kaufmann‘s aristocratic bare feet, pictured above) is the very obvious change in the staging that was made between the antegenerale (in which Anja Harteros sang Elsa) and the telecast opening night. Read more »