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  • rapt: Thank goodness for the business-like but warm-hearted justice of the peace (attired like Ruth Hussey at... 4:55 PM
  • umangialaio: Feldmarschallin, please note that Aida will be performed at Auditorium Parco della Musica, 1,5... 4:40 PM
  • RobNYNY: It is quite possible AB had a French accent. She spent much of her youth in France as a... 4:34 PM
  • Batty Masetto: I can’t speak so much to the soft singing since I had to miss Act II (by the old... 4:19 PM
  • antikitschychick: lovely. Thanks for sharing this. 4:13 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Whoa, late to the party as usual but another congratulations for AJ! And seconding rapt, yes,... 4:12 PM
  • antikitschychick: LMAO well jeez, armerj, you sure know how to pick em’! :-P lol j/k. Hope the... 3:56 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Check out the stunning fioritura in this obscure rendition of “Una voce poco fa”:... 3:51 PM
  • Sanford: “Though there was already talk of the erection… 221; I didn’t get beyond that. 3:49 PM
  • marshiemarkII: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=TmDf 7ehQ-Bc Parabens to you! P.S. Couldn’t find... 3:18 PM

Schrödinger’s cat fancy

“So is opera as vibrant as ever, or is it hanging on by a thread? How to write the history of an art form that hovers, Schrödinger’s catlike, simultaneously alive and dead?” As we awaken from our holiday nap, what better reading to curl up with than a review by Zachary Woolfe (not pictured) of the new study A History of Opera?