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  • zinka: I recall bits and pieces from early operas I saw..One night (I think Rigal was Aida)..Fedora, at the... 2:45 PM
  • zinka: I was told Fedora and Giulietta would not sing on the SAME PLANET!!!!! Fedora and Leyla were honored... 2:43 PM
  • zinka: In person,88 times..it was mostly fabulous..High C’s precarious after 1950…but still a... 2:39 PM
  • ding ding: http://slippedisc. com/2015/03/kirill -petrenko-why-i-ca nt-carry-on-at-bay reuth/ He pulled out... 2:06 PM
  • John L: Oh you again. Blah blah blah blah. I’ll have to file “amerjacquin o” into my memory... 1:48 PM
  • kashania: Me too. 1:36 PM
  • scifisci: yes, i’m sure you do find it odd. However, larger-than-life offstage often equals... 1:36 PM
  • kashania: Thanks, I will! One moment that always stands for me is in the Verdi Requiem. In the... 1:34 PM
  • armerjacquino: (there was an ‘apparently& #8217; missing from that last post). Anyway, isn’t part... 1:26 PM
  • armerjacquino: I always find it odd when people lament the fact that opera singers are less haughty, distant... 1:24 PM

The singing dead

“Somehow with opera, just as with theatre, it turns out that the monster’s head still hasn’t been cut off. Or else, like any monster worthy of the name, it keeps finding ways to rise from the grave.” Occasional friend of the box Joseph Cermatori offers an obituary of sorts for opera in New York in 2011-2012 in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art.