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  • Evenhanded: Well. Excellent review, Patrick. I agree with everything you wrote, though you showed... 9:11 AM
  • phoenix: Revealing perceptions, honest opinions – really nice work here – a worthwhile read... 9:04 AM
  • Lohenfal: The Met is broadcasting the March 7 performance with Kaufmann and Garanca over the radio. Since... 8:58 AM
  • phoenix: Everyone who is still coherent (that does not include me) please enter this quiz –... 8:54 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: 7) Sena Jurinac I think Rysanek was earlier, 3) “Doch toben auch…” 8:46 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1654 composer Agostino Steffani httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=8... 8:23 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Rysanek was there as well as Frida Leider who was also towards the end. 7:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes I agree Oedipe. There are other singers who seem to be content with singing in Europe... 7:55 AM
  • oedipe: Indeed. We need Alagna in (Continental) Europe. Why waste his time on long stays in NY, for second... 7:24 AM
  • Will: What I have not seen discussed here yet is that the MET has started spending down the endowment. Such... 7:16 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]