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  • m. croche: Perhaps we can stipulate that it is always harder to do something convincingly than to do... 12:20 AM
  • Batty Masetto: If this was supposed to be about iconoclasm, Barry has an odd way of explaining it. The... 12:18 AM
  • LT: I was there. Certainly a big success for him. First time hearing him live. Yes, it’s a big voice,... 12:10 AM
  • Camille: ORION! thanks a billion for all the reports!!! I can hardly wait to hear it on the 18th! GRAND... 11:56 PM
  • Camille: Just back from the Lucia. No fooling at all, a beautiful representation of the role of Edgardo. The... 11:54 PM
  • Belfagor: Well it is much easier to smash something down than to build something convincingly new. It... 11:51 PM
  • Porgy Amor: Well, the thing about Garanca — however she comes off as Carmen or Charlotte or whatever... 11:38 PM
  • m. croche: One of the best things you can do with an icon is to smash it to bits (non-violently, of course).... 11:12 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Thanks, -Ed. I still have a lurking suspicion that my grandson was more interested in The... 11:00 PM
  • Orion: “O Souverain, O juge, O père” Roberto Alagna (captured on 30/03/2015 – Opera... 10:52 PM

Across a crowded plaza

pauloRecently denasaled bass-baritone Paulo Szot returns to South Pacific at the Vivian Beaumont tomorrow. [Broadwayworld.com]

Guessing game

westbroeck_annaYou can stop all your wondering about who will play Anna Nicole Smith in the eponymous oeuvre by Mark-Anthony Turnage (The Silver Tassie) and Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: the Opera), scheduled for a premiere at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in February 2011. It’s Eva-Maria Westbroek, seen here in the (ahem) Titelpartie of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Read more »

Private dancer

filianoti_thumbHunkentenor Giuseppe Filianoti performs a little “risqué business” in this trailer for a new production of L’elisir d’amore that opened last night at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
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voi sapete quel che fa

According to BBC News, “Classical star” Katherine Jenkins hopes to “take up” Placido Domingo‘s “offer” to “train” her to be an “opera singer.” “Placido Domingo has offered to train me and I’ll probably go to his house when we both have the time free,” Jenkins explained. “He’s a very generous person and he’s always trying to encourage young singers. He thinks he can help me and give me advice and I’m always keen to learn. He’s a great person to learn from.”

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