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  • Flora del Rio Grande: Laddie I had in mind also the fiasco of Dr Sun and the situation with Don Pasquale;... 11:54 PM
  • danpatter: No, I haven’t seen or heard the new Sony DON CARLO (with Kaufmann and Hampson). I’ve... 10:58 PM
  • A. Poggia Turra: Feldmarschallin, my request for 15.11 was also refused (due to work commitments, it is the... 10:24 PM
  • semira mide: I seem to remember reading that the radio broadcast has also been canceled. I’m not sure a... 9:50 PM
  • kashania: I don’t think there was any doubt despite some suggestions here. The Met only cancelled the... 9:16 PM
  • kashania: Hey, we Canucks are responsible for more than our share of comedians! 9:11 PM
  • Camille: Oh YES! One of my husband’s students was an intern there and she/he was privy to tons of opera... 8:37 PM
  • Operatunity: Norman Lebrecht has posted that the Met is going forth with Klinghoffer: http://slippedi... 8:27 PM
  • Camille: O.Mein. Gott!!!! S. O. S.—– Opera Teen!!! Get out that résumé and get yourself in line... 8:15 PM
  • Camille: Yes, let’s ask Mozart!! He’ll tell us a passel of his Arsch jokes! Come to think of it,... 8:07 PM

Feline AIDS continues unabated

“[J]udging singers in their 20s is truly difficult, especially with so much at stake for the finalists, including a $15,000 cash prize for each winner. Comparably gifted pianists in their 20s are much more likely to be technically assured and finished performers. Operatic voices, though, need long nurturing. Most young singers are still working out elements of their technique. Inevitably, the judges for these auditions are assessing the potential of the finalists as much as their actual performances. Moreover, as was made clear by the documentary film ‘The Audition,’ which followed the last round of the 2007 competition, performing in this concert could not be more high-pressure.” [Need You Ask?]