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  • armerjacquino: See also: Ma dall’arido stelo, where sopranos also traditionally come to grief. 3:15 PM
  • Lohengrin: Cavalleria aus Salzburg: ZDF: 6. 4.2015 zeitversetzt “live” 23:15 – 0:30 3sat:... 3:03 PM
  • LT: Why is this aria, this note, this role so hard for even great singers? Because of the whole progression... 2:56 PM
  • manou: Forget it – Will Self being even more odious than usual. 2:51 PM
  • manou: Can’t find the proper niche for this, but it on now http://www.roh.org .uk/news/watch-... 2:36 PM
  • la vociaccia: kennedet, Krunoslav was being sarcastic 2:28 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=Q7B 7LZkJtFo 2:11 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=Bpu O0oAjjBU 2:09 PM
  • m. croche: Someone is not aware of all Internet traditions. 1:59 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: People need to lighten up a bit here. Everything gets taken so seriously. Kruno has a... 1:43 PM

Scarred for life

“This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey, and the stage is crowded with grumbling members of the old guard who aren’t renewing subscriptions, disenchanted reviewers, vendors of vitriol on blogs like Parterre Box…” [New York Times]

Bloomberg onions

Clifton Webb, silly!The multi-slashed Manuela Hoelterhoff (Bloomberg editrix/spouse to disgruntled New York City Opera intendant manquée Francesca Zambello/grouch emeritus) dipped her goose quill in venom this morning once again to take on her favorite subject, i.e., how NYCO has gone to hell in a handbasket ever since they didn’t hire her girlfriend to run the place.  Read more »