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  • Evenhanded: Well. Excellent review, Patrick. I agree with everything you wrote, though you showed... 9:11 AM
  • phoenix: Revealing perceptions, honest opinions – really nice work here – a worthwhile read... 9:04 AM
  • Lohenfal: The Met is broadcasting the March 7 performance with Kaufmann and Garanca over the radio. Since... 8:58 AM
  • phoenix: Everyone who is still coherent (that does not include me) please enter this quiz –... 8:54 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: 7) Sena Jurinac I think Rysanek was earlier, 3) “Doch toben auch…” 8:46 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1654 composer Agostino Steffani httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=8... 8:23 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Rysanek was there as well as Frida Leider who was also towards the end. 7:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes I agree Oedipe. There are other singers who seem to be content with singing in Europe... 7:55 AM
  • oedipe: Indeed. We need Alagna in (Continental) Europe. Why waste his time on long stays in NY, for second... 7:24 AM
  • Will: What I have not seen discussed here yet is that the MET has started spending down the endowment. Such... 7:16 AM

Somewhere there’s a blu-ray of happiness

According to the generally reliable Wagneropera.net, the 2012 Bayreuth production of Parsifal directed by Stefan Herheim will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by Opus Arte in April 2013. (This is as good a reason as La Cieca can think of to ask for a Blu-ray player for Christmas, the better to scrutinize every detail of this groundbreaking staging.)   Read more »