Some of Opera Chic's dear readers are all like, OC, why do you blog about every conductor in the world but a few of them, and esp why no posts on Nikolaus "Niki The Anaesthesiologist" Harnoncourt?
Because we proudly declared this blog, dear readers, a Harnoncourt-free zone. Free of historically-informed performances. Because they bore us, and they make the baby Wolfgang Amadeus (Opera Chic's version of the Baby Jesus) cry.
We are many and we are everywhere, fighting for the beauty of full orchestras with full sounds. We may not be fashionable at the moment, but we have powerful allies.
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