Sunday, February 27, 2011

Quotidian Dope; Vol. 1, Issue 3

Would anyone like to take a guess at which opera singer was blasting vocal scales in the hotel room next to Jason Sudeikis in Los Angeles? [New York Daily News]

For £100,000, you can rub elbows with Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Katherine Jenkins as they celebrate the 80th birthday of Mikhail Gorbachev. [Telegraph]

One spelling error turns the princess daughter of Altoum into the son of emperor Fereydun. [Ultimate Conroe]

Roger Hodgman pits countertenors against each other as Xerxes and Arsamene to make new sparks and takes one of them to the edge of his range in the process. [New Zealand Herald]

Mark Rothko's "voices in an opera" are still singing after 40 years in the Texas chapel. [Wall Street Journal]

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