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  • Cicciabella: *expansive. Although I’m glad I caught autocorrect’ s processing of Pappano’s... 5:30 AM
  • Cicciabella: Everyone knows if you fly economy class, you catch all kinds of bugs. Commiserations to those... 5:26 AM
  • manou: Same sets, radical rethink. And Plasson. http://www.forumop era.com/faust-pari s-bastille-eau-... 4:14 AM
  • CwbyLA: When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping. Maria Callas 3:31 AM
  • liloloperaluv: Ed, second that Brava. I share your enchantment with with the gifted voices of opera singers.... 2:46 AM
  • davenport: Why should anyone be surprised after all these years that La Cieca is still dissing Renee... 2:45 AM
  • mia apulia: and here it is, with many wonderful things, not the least of which is Baltsa: httpv://www.you... 2:32 AM
  • Greg.Freed: Utterly off-topic in any thread: do you ever wonder about the people you knew on Opera-L or, god... 1:43 AM
  • m. croche: There are in the world a few Semenchuki who have opted for Semienchuk. Russo-Magyars will opt for... 1:29 AM
  • mia apulia: I do have a treasured memory of the first time I heard her, it was on a Gala from Vienna on TV,... 12:46 AM

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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