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  • Jamie01: I’m very skeptical of a 30 minute intermission. And a 7:30 start really means they dim the... 1:31 PM
  • perfidia: Sorry. Greg Morris. Now and forever. 1:30 PM
  • Krunoslav: ” …the pauses for scene changes should be very brief to nonexistent.” ; Wish that... 1:16 PM
  • Krunoslav: Boy, rysanekfreak, I HATE that Shaving Scene and think it be far the worst music in any of the... 1:15 PM
  • rysanekfreak: How many times have y’all seen the Zerlina-Leporello duet in Act II of Don Giovanni? I... 1:00 PM
  • rysanekfreak: Mae West would probably tell you that “shorter is not better.” 12:55 PM
  • MontyNostry: manou, for shame! 12:50 PM
  • manou: Should there be one less “o” in her last name? 12:17 PM
  • MontyNostry: Witch, ya know! 12:07 PM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: have you considered that the idea behind this was not entirely visual but also aural? You... 11:56 AM

French tips

Valerian Ruminksi (not pictured), that bass-baritone who shot off his mouth all over Facebook about a drag queen’s manicure and got fired from a prestigious gig with Opera Lyra—remember him? Well, he joins Anne Midgette and Michelle Paul (director of product development at Patron Technology) to chat with WQXR‘s Naomi Lewin to muse about online oversharing. (Hint: they’re mostly against it.) Listen after the jump. Read more »

And all the rest is talk

“Labor! Oh, the problem of labor at the Met is gargantuan,” Our Own JJ (not pictured) would have said, had he thought of it, during a panel discussion on WQXR’s Conducting Business program, which can be heard after the jump.   Read more »

How cher the public

You know, the commenters at parterre.com (pictured) may get a bit testy from time to time, but at least nobody here says stuff like, oh, for example, It is time that Mr. Levine and Mr. Gelb take leave and put the Met in the hand of managers who understand and treausre the traditional opera offerings and stop experimenting with off beat gay oriented trash productions better suited for small expermental venues.”  [wqxr.org]

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Clash by day

Our Own JJ (not pictured) debates Tim Smith, classical music critic of the Baltimore Sun, on the topic of the Met’s cancellation of the HD telecast of The Death of Klinghoffer.

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Life of the party

Our dear friends at Operavore (to whence Our Own JJ will be returning for another season early in 2014) have called for nominations for favorite operatic “party records.”

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Tucker everlasting

Those dear, dear people over The Greene Space at WQXR would like you, cher public, to join them this Friday for a concert saluting this year’s winner of the Richard Tucker Award, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.

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Greene beret

Tuesday at 7:00 PM, WQXR’s Operavore and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts offer a sneak peek at “Verdi in Paris,” the theme of this year’s Bel Canto at Caramoor.

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Talking headspace

Our Own JJ (pictured) joins in the debate over the Düsseldorf Tannhäuser with Anne Midgette and John Berry.

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The winner takes it all

Here’s a chance for you to win two tickets to hear the winners of this year’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the intimate ambiance of WQXR’s Greene Space.

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Das Lied ist aus, die Melodie verklungen.

When I have sung my songs to you

… I’ll just keep on singing until everyone hears it.

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