Per the newly bi-metropolitan and everly-AbFab opera blog Wellsung, I note that Chalkenteros -- an operaphile well known for his enthusiastic and perceptive commentary at Parterre Box and, of course, Wellsung -- has finally kicked up his own NYC-centric opera blog, Marginalia.
And in so noting, I've also discovered that he and I have a name in common -- both first and last. So, before anyone asks either of us, I am not he, nor he, me.
John Adams - The Dharma at Big Sur*, My Father Knew Charles Ives - Tracy Silverman*, BBC Symphony Orchestra/John Adams (Nonesuch)
Janet Jackson - 20 Years Old (Virgin)
Ezio Pinza - Lebendige Vergangenheit (Preiser)