If you have the chance, do check out the new podcast from Wellsung friend Vincent over at Wagner Operas. The theme is Wagner sung in Italian and the offerings range from the delightfully absurd to the rather divine. The selections are heavy on the Lohengrin, natch--the centerpiece being a full blooded "In Fernem Land" courtesy of none less than Mario del Monaco. Sweet toned Girliemen of the Grail need not apply.
Download it here.