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  • armerjacquino: Zampieri made major studio recordings. People who never heard her live would be able to... 9:10 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Sometimes I wish all these youtube things didn’t exist because people are making... 8:37 AM
  • armerjacquino: WOMAN SINGS ARIA AT TED TALK UNLEASH THE HOUNDS 8:28 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: I heard it was Konwitschny’ s assistant in Hamburg during Meistersinger and then was... 8:26 AM
  • NPW-Paris: And my experience of the “candle-lit reconstructionR 21; type of Baroque opera production... 8:19 AM
  • spiderman: Are you sure about von Peter? I heared it’s Johannes Erath. 8:12 AM
  • armerjacquino: Isn’t life-long exploration of a rich, old tradition of artistic expression a longer lasting... 7:34 AM
  • armerjacquino: In my experience, most people in the arts strive towards topicality when mounting a classic... 7:33 AM
  • Krunoslav: ‘So “topicality” is one way of trying to make opera seem a little less like a quaint dusty... 7:28 AM
  • m. croche: And, to avoid misunderstanding, I should perhaps have used a word like “canon” ;... 3:52 AM

Closet drama

“I have a confession to make about Britten’s opera Billy Budd: I don’t like it very much. I struggle with its listless pace; its largely flat characters; the way its libretto, by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, prefers telling us what people are thinking rather than showing it.” That’s your London correspondent Zachary Woolfe in the New York Times.