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  • Albertine: Gaultier, there have already been several more objective comments in the off- topic discussion... 3:51 PM
  • Krunoslav: When I read about the disaster of Mmes. Scherbachenko and Papatanasiu at the BOHEME prima, I... 3:40 PM
  • pasavant: Has the Philly Opera Company used amplification for the Barber? Have put off going to their Barber... 3:21 PM
  • Krunoslav: One has to admire the besotted commenter who wrote: ” R. Alagna never cancels or leaves the... 3:16 PM
  • Gualtier M: Bad news for Alagna in Vienna – stops the show saying he can’t go on after vocal... 3:03 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Jonathan Friend? He has been at the met for 35 plus years now… 2:59 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thank you, Bill! Vienna really knows how to honor singers of veteran status who still have... 2:54 PM
  • la vociaccia: Fitting into a 22 inch-waist pair of trousers, probably 2:22 PM
  • CwbyLA: and you are the arbiter of what is that something worthy to be said? 2:07 PM
  • CwbyLA: i think you speak your mind freely manou. 2:06 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?]