Updated Caught most of the AmTrag-cast today--I was streaming it online, as none of the radio stations here on the Monterey Peninsula seem to pick up the broadcast. The streaming was all well and good--though it got really choppy at a few points in Act II, even when I switched computers/stations, etc. Perhaps this was a larger glitch?
As much as we enjoyed her cover, Kirsten Chavez, it was terrific to hear Susan Graham's Sondra Finchley again (even on the factory speakers on my parents eMac). I just freaking love how she inhabits that role. And I force fed my family and our good friends Jane and Karen Lee the Dolora Zajick prison cell aria. To good effect, however--I think we may have six converts on our hands.
More later....my dad just turned on the Bruno Bartoletti/Gianfranco De Bosio Tosca DVD.
Update: The aforementioned TOSCA has been turned off. The Carpenters Christmas Portrait now reigns.