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  • marshiemarkII: And a German/German also :lol: 12:18 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Well there was no bottom feeding at the Met last night, that’s for sure. One of the... 12:17 PM
  • Bill: Feldmarschallin – actually not really in the same bag – Racette now has a ferocious wobble... 11:58 AM
  • phoenix: Well, manou, however you decide to compose the list, most of these bottom feeders date back to the... 11:51 AM
  • armerjacquino: If we’re talking tonal beauty there’s a German/Austrian soprano missing from that... 11:45 AM
  • armerjacquino: Rysanek, Troyanos AND Auger as Najade! Not bad. Although the choice between Scovotti and... 11:44 AM
  • delmonaco: I wanted to highlight this vides so for those who haven’t seen it http://www.dail... 11:44 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: This reminds me of a joke popular down here in the Deep South: “Q. What’s the... 11:19 AM
  • kashania: I’m sure you’re relieved that Mr. Manou isn’t fishing for bottoms! 11:14 AM
  • manou: I do not necessarily concur with the names on the lists, but I have to point out that I think you... 10:43 AM

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 »