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  • Gualtier M: I am not shaming those who think this is bad casting – I might agree that this point in... 11:37 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Nope, she was Hodel, the daughter who sings “Far From the Home I Love”... 11:26 AM
  • kashania: LES TROYENS {29} Berlioz-Berlioz Part I: La prise de Troie Cassandra…&# 8230;…... 11:21 AM
  • kashania: As Rosalind in Toronto, she had a remarkably easy high C (I haven’t heard the pianissimo one... 11:17 AM
  • manou: Or the title role in L’Arlesiana? 11:17 AM
  • kashania: Agreed. I grew up with Morris as Wotan and years later, got to hear him twice in the part in the... 11:13 AM
  • kashania: Everyone listens differently. For me, as much as I consider Callas to be the greatest, she has not... 11:06 AM
  • kashania: Luvt, my friend: Don’t read too much into my comment about not finding as many returns in... 10:57 AM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Surely there’s someone out there who can do a better job as Sachs than the wobbly... 10:49 AM
  • MontyNostry: … there, I mean. (Oy, vay …) 10:48 AM

Sticks and stones

Here’s a story in which practically nobody in authority comes off well. Daniel Harding conducts a concert at La Scala that includes a selection from Tristan und Isolde, about which the Corriere della Sera‘s venerable critic Paolo Isotta snipes “Harding’s conducting was so soft it made you think he wanted to back the unfounded theory that Wagner was homosexual.” So then La Scala’s GM Stéphane Lissner kicks Isotta off the press list for the company: he can still review Scala events but will have to pay for his own ticket. [The Telegraph]