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  • operaassport: I saw it in the house and it was extremely loud. Methinks DG had good engineers. It was a... 1:24 PM
  • Gualtier M: Another rave for Fleming: http://www.berkshi refinearts.com/07- 20-2014_living-... 1:19 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: Jurinac is definitely #7, but I got Rysanek wrong for #3. I don’t think there is a... 1:18 PM
  • la vociaccia: Glad we agree about that Ariel. I tried, believe me I tried, to see why everyone thought it was... 1:16 PM
  • kashania: My friend Robert Gleadow stepped in. Anyone hear how he sounded? 1:16 PM
  • John L: Nice review. It is interesting that Strauss wanted the orchestra held back and a more subtle... 1:08 PM
  • Doctor Octavian: Thanks for the great review, Patrick. I’m one of those who regularly crank up the... 12:53 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: It was, indeed, Daniele Gatti: I was there. I found him extremely uneven,... 12:50 PM
  • m. croche: Oops! Not the first time I’ve made an ass out of myself, nor will it be the last. My... 12:48 PM
  • armerjacquino: Yes, I was. 12:46 PM

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. Read more »

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.” Read more »

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. More details on the program and how you can win two free tickets to the event after the jump! Read more »

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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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The next voice you hear

La Cieca is delighted to announce that she has joined the cast of WQXR’s radio edition of “Operavore.”

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Se non e vero, e ben Trovatore

A tip of the hennin to Our Own Phoenix for his nightmarish Trovatore scenario.

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I had a dream

And in this dream, WQXR’s Operavore was hosting an exclusive season preview for the Met at the charming downtown Greene Space.

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