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  1. Yes, the quest for the lost spear that pierced...

    Yes, the quest for the lost spear that pierced Christ's side. Undertaken by that famous operatic character . . . um . . . Parsifal.
  2. L is for Loge from Das Rheingold, the clever...

    L is for Loge from Das Rheingold, the clever trickster god (though generally prone to telling the hard truth). He appears as a character only in that one opera, but plays perhaps an even more...
  3. I too had an aversion to historical (i.e., bad)...

    I too had an aversion to historical (i.e., bad) sound quality. But now I just find it part of the romance of immersing myself in an earlier era, as if I were actually listening to a live radio...
  4. I prefer to be addressed as the Prince of...

    I prefer to be addressed as the Prince of Wikipedia.
  5. K is for Konductor. Every single one of them. ...

    K is for Konductor. Every single one of them.

    Don't believe me? Check this out:

    Otto Klemperer (1885 - 1973). Not known for his opera recordings, he nonetheless conducted at numerous...
  6. That's all well and good until Jurowski ventures...

    That's all well and good until Jurowski ventures into the lumpy music as well.

    We need some order here!
  7. Don't mind me. I'm still struggling to keep...

    Don't mind me. I'm still struggling to keep Janowski, Jurowski, and Jaroussky straight in my head. :dejection:
  8. And Jurowski's two roles have overlapped: Music...

    And Jurowski's two roles have overlapped: Music Director of Glyndebourne from 2001 to 2013; Principal Conductor of the LPO from 2006 to the present.
  9. Not to be confused with J for the Russian...

    Not to be confused with J for the Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, until recently Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (he's featured on the excellent DVD of David McVicar's...
  10. Isn't the point of the story that God (or in this...

    Isn't the point of the story that God (or in this case, the Virgin Mary) accepts our offerings, no matter how inappropriate they may seem, provided they are given with a sincere heart?

    I've heard...
  11. J is for Eugen Jochum (1902 - 1987), the eminent...

    J is for Eugen Jochum (1902 - 1987), the eminent German conductor famous for his recordings of the Bruckner symphonies, and perhaps best known to opera enthusiasts for his Die Meistersinger von...
  12. Thank you for clearing that up.

    Thank you for clearing that up.
  13. In January of 2008 I attended a memorial concert...

    In January of 2008 I attended a memorial concert tribute to Hadley here in Champaign-Urbana at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts--where the tenor, a University of Illinois alumnus, made his...
  14. You can never have too much Edita! (or Gruberova,...

    You can never have too much Edita! (or Gruberova, for that matter).
  15. G, Clayton . . . G. Don't disappoint me this...

    G, Clayton . . . G.

    Don't disappoint me this time.
  16. F is for Juan Diego Flórez . . . Oh crap.

    F is for Juan Diego Flórez . . .

    Oh crap.
  17. F is for Floria Tosca. Who is . . . pretty cool....

    F is for Floria Tosca. Who is . . . pretty cool.

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5336/10059692075_f6ea5f0501_b.jpg
  18. Yup.

    Yup.
  19. Well if you'd posted as much about Elsa as you...

    Well if you'd posted as much about Elsa as you have about Edita, that might have been what I meant.

    But you didn't, so it wasn't. :p
  20. Clayton, I can't believe you didn't start out...

    Clayton, I can't believe you didn't start out with your favorite "E"!

    You'll kick yourself if I have to tell you.
  21. xxxxxxxxxx

    xxxxxxxxxx
  22. D is also for Ghena's sister, Doenngohthea...

    D is also for Ghena's sister, Doenngohthea Dimitrova.
  23. Luigi Cherubini (1760 - 1842), an Italian...

    Luigi Cherubini (1760 - 1842), an Italian composer who wrote operas for Paris's Théâtre Feydeau. He is best known today for his Médée....
  24. Also known as Bubbles!

    Also known as Bubbles!
  25. B is for Béla Bartók and his Bluebeard's Castle....

    B is for Béla Bartók and his Bluebeard's Castle.

    http://www.musicalcriticism.com/recordings/dvd-bluebeard.jpg
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