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Opera CD and performance reviews.

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mario?

A new CD release occasions a revisiting of the curious and brief Hollywood career of tenor Mario Lanza.

Met Ring Cycle Airs on PBS

Opera critic Joel Kasow on the current PBS broadcast of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, which was presented last season by the Metropolitan Opera.

Trials and Tribulations at the Met

Joel Kasow on four HD opera broadcasts airing now on PBS television.

CD Review: A Tale of Two Sopranos

Opera critic Joel Kasow on two new recital albums by Decca "house" singers Renée Fleming and Nathalie Manfrino.

The Met Live in HD: Anna Bolena, Don Giovanni

Joel Kasow on two HD opera broadcasts airing now on PBS television.

Editor's Holiday Pick: Opera CDs

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the discerning opera lover on your list, Operanet editor Joel Kasow has some suggestions.

The Met Live in HD: From Slapstick to Post Traumatic Stress Close-ups

"The cameras are far too mobile and there are far too many close-ups that show most singers disadvantageously," writes Joel Kasow of a current batch of HD opera broadcasts on PBS Television.

Great Perfomances: An Unfortunate Coda to a Stellar Career

Joel Kasow comments on two Great Performances broadcasts on PBS, including a 'Rigoletto' featuring the aging Placido Domingo in his new role as unremarkable baritone.

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Opera & Vocal CD review - 18 January 1999

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