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  • redbear: Then there’s this in case anyone thinks i’m the resident crank: http://www.tele... 11:27 AM
  • La Cieca: Oh, shut up. 11:27 AM
  • La Cieca: Called it! http://parterre.co m/2012/02/06/son-i o/ 11:13 AM
  • redbear: Kicking the can, as I said. 10% is far from enough. Next question: where is that damned financial... 11:13 AM
  • ding ding: In the September Opera magazine Antonio Pappano gives an interview in which he says that Netrebko... 11:06 AM
  • Ilka Saro: And at 60 bucks a pop in the 80′s, the Met was paying only slightly more than you could get... 10:52 AM
  • Ilka Saro: Styrofoam? You means that’s not actually granite/marble/the soil of Bari? 10:48 AM
  • imelda: Bill, ML, It was a bit of a scandal back in the day. (Also a technical marvel?)!!That the engineers... 10:46 AM
  • mercadante: I’m going to disagree. I think the recitative was very interesting in her use of rubato... 10:36 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: Yes, the opera will succeed if an interpreter has something to offer and can express what... 10:09 AM

O Engländer! Seid ihr nicht Toren…

As she herself points out, Zerbinetta is perhaps the first woman besides “the inimitable Heather MacDonald” to write a serious critique of Calixto Bieito‘s production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

Kaufmänner

“Taking the libretto’s description of ‘panther-like’ literally, Bacchus appears in a shiny leopard-print suit (well, close enough) and proceeds to creep up to Ariadne like a shy housecat.”  Veteran blogress Zerbinetta (pictured, left) was right there for the Salzburg Festival’s gala Ariadne auf Naxos and the two-tenor version of La boheme, and reviewed both productions for the website bachtrack.

Separated at UPC

A “Machine” that’s been dished and hung out to dry, and a “Magasin” you hang dishes on to dry. Thanks to Zerbinetta for noticing the striking similaries (not to mention that fact that the object that actually does something costs less than half the one that does nothing; a lesson for us all?) Read more »