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  • littoraldrift: woops that was supposed to go in the replies below antikitschychick&# 8217;s comment 7:58 PM
  • littoraldrift: re: LA season, Racette as Salome? Wtf? Strikes me as alien Fach at any stage in her career, let alone now. But it looks... 7:57 PM
  • manou: From the unlikely page of The Tudors, http://www.thetudo rswiki.com/page/Qu een+Elizabeth+I+-+ Historical+profile some intriguing... 7:55 PM
  • Batty Masetto: San Francisco announced a while ago, as covered here, and after talking with a subscriptions rep last week I can report... 7:44 PM
  • decotodd: Los Angeles Opera announced about a week ago. Interesting line up especially Damrau and Grigolo in HOFFMANN 7:38 PM
  • Opera Teen: Half-baked theories aside, here is my review of the show: https://operateen. wordpress.com/2016 /02/06/war-of-t... 7:34 PM
  • phoenix: - Antonenko was probably the best Prince (heroic) for me, but I also liked Neil Rosenshein’s (lyric) smooth singing as the... 7:31 PM
  • manou: Better still Ciccia – the whole thing is on Youtube: https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=jQuK UMNjQkM https://www.you... 7:18 PM

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]