Monthly Archives: February 2012

When is a Voice “Old”?

One of the most memorable (and enjoyable) opera performances I ever witnessed was at the Met in the late 80s: Alfredo Kraus (then in his 70s) and Frederica von Stade in Massenet’s Werther. Granted, Kraus was famous for turning down … Continue reading

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Woody’s Latest Tango in Paris

Jeff and I went to see Midnight in Paris with a couple of Francophile friends soon after its opening. Paris-fans ourselves, we were predisposed to enjoy it, and we mostly did. An aside: I have a French friend, a conductor, … Continue reading

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