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  • marshiemarkII: Ciao manoucee, mille grazie, unfortunately they did not include the divine Sei tu che piangi, I am obsessed, I must have... 8:55 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Nice to hear from you chikita querida! Oh you must see it in the house, forget about HD, she must be heard live!, one of... 8:43 PM
  • manou: The ML videos work fine on the Met website: http://www.metoper a.org/Season/2015- 16-Season/manon-le scaut-puccini-tick ets/ 8:41 PM
  • LT: A new Handel’s Messiah from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is to be released in a couple of weeks with Yoncheva, Mumford, Villazon... 8:31 PM
  • antikitschychick: oh wow congrats to Alagna on becoming a granddaddy! And good for him that he still has “la fiamma” that... 8:27 PM
  • Lohenfal: I figured that the disappearing link was the result of Met censorship. That wouldn’t have bothered me if their own website... 8:25 PM
  • antikitschychick: thank you for your enthusiastic review Marshie and nice to hear from you! After reading what you have to say I’m... 8:18 PM
  • marshiemarkII: I hope you saw this: http://www.nytimes .com/2016/02/11/ar ts/music/better-ca ll-roberto-alagna- steps-in-to-man... 7:40 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.