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  • rompicolleone: OMG! I was playing in the orchestra for these performances. Thanks for reminding me of them! 9:08 PM
  • armerjacquino: Thanks! Should have mentioned that Kaufmann came badly to grief trying to be too clever at the... 8:10 PM
  • armerjacquino: Oh dear. I’ve not seen the man for twenty years but that is enough to make me remake... 8:08 PM
  • steveac10: “Valente was better than Cotrubas?” Yes. Valente had a spotty Met career, but when she... 8:06 PM
  • manou: Oh all right then – (yes it is that Philip Collins), and seeing as he is a Cambridge friend of... 7:39 PM
  • armerjacquino: Thanks! Although ‘review̵ 7; is pushing it. 7:31 PM
  • armerjacquino: Good God- I don’t have a Times subscription so can’t read the piece, but if... 7:30 PM
  • armerjacquino: Valente was better than Cotrubas? 7:28 PM
  • bluecabochon: Check the HD schedule for showings in the US, Evenhanded – if you live stateside –... 7:23 PM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: ‘bone’ , natch… 7:18 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 »