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  • Belfagor: ‘Arizona Lady’ is scheduled in a season or two at Arizona Opera (surprise) –... 7:39 AM
  • manou: Les Français sont d’accord: http://www.forumop era.com/aida-rome- succes-pharaonique 7:37 AM
  • Buster: First ticket of the new season: Rheingold in an old industrial building, conducted by Teodor... 7:33 AM
  • Lohengrin: Harteros declined to sing Aida on stage. So Kaufmann will do his stage-debut with Stoyanova in... 6:21 AM
  • Loge: Actually there were only a few empty seats. There was excellent singing especially from Smith and... 6:03 AM
  • Cicciabella: You’ve got to wonder at the wisdom of singing Aida live for the first time at such a... 6:01 AM
  • PushedUpMezzo: I’m not sure whether the passing of Charles Kalman (son of Emmerich) has been reported... 5:52 AM
  • Lohengrin: They got to know each other only one year ago. As everybody knows the schedules of stars like AN... 4:22 AM
  • redbear: Saw “BirdmanR 21; last night. The intellectual gulf between father and daughter is very... 4:06 AM
  • spiderman: armer! don’t rain on the AH parade! :) 3:44 AM

The sun also rises

If you’re the sort who prefers his diva to be an unapproachable sphinx prone to infuriating cancellations while radiating ennui, I suspect that the sunny, hard-working, grateful persona of American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato will not appeal to you at all. Yet she is surely one of today’s top divas as witnessed at Carnegie Hall Sunday afternoon at the rapturously received final stop of her recent concert tour celebrating the release of her latest CD on Virgin Classics, the wittily named Drama Queens.   Read more »