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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Not a rumor! 6:52 PM
  • Will: I’ve been a big fan of Kevin Burdette for years–heR 17;s a great performer with a fine... 6:51 PM
  • Billys Butt: This is what the reviewer at backtrack has to say about Papatanasiu’ s Musetta: “She... 6:44 PM
  • manou: Casting pearls before swine. 6:16 PM
  • Will: Does use of the word “vintageR 21; in the above question suggest California to anyone beside... 6:15 PM
  • peter: That’s a horrible vicious rumor Dame Kenneth :-). 5:58 PM
  • damekenneth: Well, Lotfi never admitted liking men. 5:47 PM
  • operaassport: Probably. 5:42 PM
  • manou: He did sing at the subsequent performances. 5:32 PM
  • MontyNostry: … with an unnecessary British import? 5:03 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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