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  • La Cieca: there are many many wonderful singers out there today but Gelb and his directors are keeping them out. All right, name a dozen. 5:52 PM
  • StellaDelMarinar: Uh, check the annals, it was Caruso, Destinn, Nordica, Ponselle every night. Caruso sang THREE nights a week. Check the... 5:51 PM
  • StellaDelMarinar: Of the thousands of nights under Bing, Curtis Verna and Baum did not have runs of roles and revivals. They were cover... 5:43 PM
  • StellaDelMarinar: That you were not born then does not negate an excitement that singers created in “under rehearsedR... 5:12 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: YES, WE KNOW, AND WE DON’T GIVE A FUCK ! 5:09 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: How long does this have to go on before it becomes really really really tiresome. 5:07 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: Florida Grove Orange Juice (ya know) 5:06 PM
  • Betsy_Ann_Bobolink: Wilson Frickett (ya know) 5:05 PM

Rodelinda, regina del primo piano

I half-wanted to dislike it; my expectations were very low. Renée Fleming in the Baroque, after her very uncertain recent outings in bel canto! Let’s face it; this year, her Rossini (Armida) and Donizetti (Lucrezia Borgia) did not cover her in glory. How, at this HD relay on December 3, would she cope with Handel’s stitchery, hardly less complex for the voice than that of Rossini?  Read more »