01 January 2008

Natalie Déshabillée

La Dessay rehearses the "bathtub scene" from Manon.

Sorry, folks, the video is no longer available for embedding at the request of the uploader, Parsifal1979. You can view it, however, on the YouTube site.

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27 December 2007

Circular reasoning

"As implied by the title, this collection probes deeply into Wagner's vast Ring.... Among the highlights is the revealing chapter on the many characters than Wagner has managed to cram into his Ring. Also covered are the brass instruments that Wagner designed specifically for use within his Ring."

The infelicitous title of this musiciological study has led to a veritable festival of punning reviews over at amazon.com.

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