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    Sticky: Last week, we watched a recent performance of...

    Last week, we watched a recent performance of Faust from Witchita (Kansas) on You Tube with Ramey as you-know-whom. The wobble was certainly there, but his stage presence, and the humor he injected...
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    Sticky: And then there's Balfe's The Bohemian Girl, with...

    And then there's Balfe's The Bohemian Girl, with the unforgettable I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls ...
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    Sticky: Pole dancing, on the other hand, can be (but not...

    Pole dancing, on the other hand, can be (but not always is) riveting. :ohmy:
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    Sticky: This retired barrister (and cynic) notes: In...

    This retired barrister (and cynic) notes: In matters of the heart, "rent - don't buy".
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    Sticky: Nor would I ...:ohmy:

    Nor would I ...:ohmy:
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=sospiro;55099]I think I'm in love. The...

    [QUOTE=sospiro;55099]I think I'm in love. The fact that I'm old enough to be Sebastian Schwarz's mother and he's gay is immaterial. Not only does he keep bees but he has an electric car with the...
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    Sticky: Yes indeedee! and so does Garanca, wherein for...

    Yes indeedee! and so does Garanca, wherein for the first time I envied an orange! But there are better pics of the sexy Ms. Antonacci than seeing her version of "the look"; after all, Don Jose kills...
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    Sticky: Most guys with SO's will have no difficulty in...

    Most guys with SO's will have no difficulty in recognizing "the look". To have a female characterize it as "witchy" by comparing it to Azucena/Ulrica may cause revocation (at least suspension) of...
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    Sticky: Hmmm. An online shrink -- like Dr. Phil or the...

    Hmmm. An online shrink -- like Dr. Phil or the bald doc on Fox. Now if we can just get our psychedelic stuff online .... :pray.2:

    Nah!

    There's no (God forgive me) "Ring" to Dr. Alama, as...
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    Sticky: 73%. I was on a roll until the questions on...

    73%. I was on a roll until the questions on modern compositions, about which I remain in blissful ignorance. I even did alright on Wagner, mainly because of my interest in history.
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    Sticky: To repeat the immortal quotation from the first...

    To repeat the immortal quotation from the first act of "The Man Who Came To Dinner": "I may vomit!"
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    Sticky: Bocelli, as much as I admire his grit, would...

    Bocelli, as much as I admire his grit, would never be on my "best tenor" list!
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    Sticky: I am NOT going to tell how many videos of...

    I am NOT going to tell how many videos of L'Elisir D'Amore are on the shelves; that would, I fear, constitute evidence of the wrong kind if She Who Must Be Obeyed stalks these hallowed halls ...
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    Sticky: This is easy to re-create with a little snip or...

    This is easy to re-create with a little snip or two ...
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    Sticky: It appears that the lad had his mother's looks...

    It appears that the lad had his mother's looks ... and hairline ... :rolleyes1:
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    Sticky: Or the Il Volo Christmas special: the SO had to...

    Or the Il Volo Christmas special: the SO had to watch it last night. It brought to mind that memorable line from The Man Who Came to Dinner: "I may vomit".
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    Sticky: My favorite Brit term is "gobsmacked" .

    My favorite Brit term is "gobsmacked" .
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    Sticky: Well, when a singer "hits the big time", he/she...

    Well, when a singer "hits the big time", he/she is most often well into their 30s. Makeup can do a fair amount to gild the lily when the singer is cast as a much younger person, but only for so long....
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    Sticky: I think that you should stick with the good...

    I think that you should stick with the good Italian repertory, myself. Try early Verdi, like Ernani and Macbeth.
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    Sticky: Pappano is a marvelous advocate for opera, with...

    Pappano is a marvelous advocate for opera, with two extended TV specials on the BBC, which are still available if one searches and are both well worth watching. One is a three part history of Italian...
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    Sticky: It seems strange to say, but 25 (!) years ago,...

    It seems strange to say, but 25 (!) years ago, Joan Sutherland took her final bow. Here (if my fingers work) is a link to that fabulous, deeply moving event.
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    Sticky: The Met site has some interesting clips from the...

    The Met site has some interesting clips from the current season. I found the two, one with Sondra Radvanovsky, the second with Jamie Barton, from Anna Bolena to be splendidly well sung, although...
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    Sticky: (sigh!) Just when the conversation was getting...

    (sigh!) Just when the conversation was getting interesting ... :rolleyes1:
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    Sticky: No, I did not. I meant those ... external bouncy...

    No, I did not. I meant those ... external bouncy things. :ohmy:
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    Sticky: And ... and shaking her body parts ... quite...

    And ... and shaking her body parts ... quite energetically!!!
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