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  • kashania: Luvt: It’s true that she sang certain roles only a handful of times. But, as we all know,... 11:38 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: What that means is that it would be incorrect to say Dame Joan Sutherland never sang a... 11:37 AM
  • ML: Ah! Clita is back. Servus! Still waiting on Oedipe and Camille … . I suppose the “why???&#... 11:31 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Depends what you mean by ‘later years’ here, Kashania. Perhaps in the second... 11:29 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Tubsinger, the stereo remake is definitely worth getting, not only for Callas, but as you... 11:29 AM
  • ML: I think I have said why. I would just be repeating myself. Warner doing this and not making new opera... 11:26 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Luvt, I’m not making any great claims for Maria’s versatility – just being... 11:25 AM
  • kashania: It’s a shame she didn’t concentrate on the song repertoire in later years. Even after... 11:25 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I thought that Morris was wobbly and unstable as Sachs at the Met (seen on video) in 2001.... 11:24 AM
  • La Cieca: And, it should be noted, just like singers of the era in which those scores were written. 11:24 AM

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.