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  • DeepSouthSenior: “Thanks, aulus agerius . . .” 5:38 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Thank, saulus agerius, for one of the first reports on today’s Live in HD. I’ll... 5:38 PM
  • Krunoslav: Did Solti and Cossotto ever work together at all? 5:14 PM
  • aulus agerius: Back from the C/P HD. What a wonderful way to spend a cold rainy afternoon in Charlottesvil... 4:54 PM
  • Amnerees: One of the music magazines, High Fidelity probably, reported in its “upcoming recordings... 4:49 PM
  • m. croche: Mostly in French, there is also a small amount of English in “Emilie̶ 1;. 4:01 PM
  • parpignol: on the radio sounds like Racette has developed quite a dramatic wobble on top; is that new? 3:49 PM
  • moi: Mattila created Emilie,by Saariaho, a one woman opera of one and half hours all in french in Lyon.... 3:48 PM
  • Krunoslav: If you’ll forgive my saying so, Tatiana Troyanos herself told me that she had replaced... 3:27 PM
  • Krunoslav: It was even more fun in Staten island, where Cossotto used the same megawatt semaaphore gestures... 3:25 PM

Ass backwards

“If you think that elegant transitions like these are the crucial elements in the Ring — if you view Wagner’s cycle primarily as a series of logistical puzzles waiting to be solved with advanced technology — Ka might convince you, as it apparently did Mr. Gelb, that Mr. Lepage is the man for the job.  But if you care more about the cycle’s nuances — its characters and their relationships, its emotions, its philosophical complexities — then the idea of giving the reins to the creator of Ka, which is wholly devoid of all those complexities, is preposterous.” Zachary Woolfe went to Las Vegas and all we got was a thoughtful analysis of why Robert Lepage never was a good fit for the Ring.