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  • semira mide: I heard Ramey sing Attila in Houston many years ago. I’ll never forget the reaction of... 1:02 PM
  • No Expert: I still miss CruzSF 12:59 PM
  • John L: Fascinating account. I guess there was the Barbieri camp and the Cossotto camp, with Cossotto coming... 12:45 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: Last week I was listening to a Met broadcast from the 1950s of Aida with Milanov, Barbieri, and... 12:37 PM
  • Amnerees: pasavant– I have been a “regularR 21; at Glimmerglass for some years now, but... 12:30 PM
  • John L: *ducking*. If it means anything I like loud declamatory type singing too, if there’s no... 12:29 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: This one may be even better (more polished, more secure, “hotter̶ 1;). Much... 12:28 PM
  • m. croche: Thanks for the nod to Baku, city of Rostropovich’ ;s birth, with the clip from... 11:58 AM
  • pasavant: I am considering the Glimmerglass Festival this summer. The singers listed are totally unknown to... 11:46 AM
  • Evenhanded: Well. What’s holding her back is her stolid stage presence, unimaginative phrasing and use... 11:34 AM

Incremental health

Says the Met press office (a propos of nothing much on a quiet Friday afternoon): “Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will conduct the Met’s new production of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung which premieres January 27, 2012, and continues on January 31, February 3, 7, and 11 matinee. Luisi will also conduct the MET Orchestra concert at Carnegie Hall on January 15, featuring Renée Fleming as soloist. He replaces the Met’s Music Director, James Levine, who is continuing his rehabilitation after a fall last September that necessitated emergency back surgery.”