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  • PushedUpMezzo: Not sure these days where to post things, but wanted to recommend the weird and wonderful... 8:25 AM
  • MontyNostry: That Carmélites in Nice was one of my personal Great Evenings at the Opera. 8:06 AM
  • Dabrowski: She is now being praised even on aspects of her singing for which she was previously criticized... 7:48 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: It would be nice to read a one-time contribution from someone paying tribute to Groucho:... 7:34 AM
  • ML: Feld, that’s six lines bitching about poor Olga and no words at all about how the symphony was... 6:27 AM
  • ML: Vociaccia, I agree completely. 6:06 AM
  • ML: Justin Davidson, below, tackles the Klinghoffer controversy better than others I have read.... 5:59 AM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: Thank you as ever, WCO. Guy Chauvet is not the only notable French musician born on... 5:37 AM
  • Cicciabella: Here’s another thinking reviewer/bowling pin knocked over by Ms Netrebko: http://tinyurl... 3:25 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: I am wondering if perhaps Mrs. Claggart and I were at that same Salome since I also heard... 2:55 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 »