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Blonde Venus?

The frequently-omniscient Future Met Wiki has recently vouchsafed a few morsels about upcoming Met seasons. Details after the jump!  Read more »

Smoke gets in your eyes

On this day in 1970, Regina Resnik celebrated her 25th anniversary at the Met with a performance of Carmen, part of the company’s first June Festival. Read more »

“I wish I could say I was sorry!”

Says the the New York Post, “James Levine is trying to discredit one of his alleged victims by dredging up a ‘love’ letter his teen accuser once wrote to him.” And if that sounds like the plot of a Bette Davis movie, don’t blame me, I didn’t write it.

Human, all too human

Siegfried is, in a sense, The Ring’s odd one out.

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Number Ten

She’s electrifying

Happy 75th birthday soprano Eva Marton. 

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‘La traviata’ on a parterre saturday afternoon

Today at 2:00 PM, Our Own JJ presents the “other” great Maria Callas Traviata from 1958, the glorious performance of June 20, 1958 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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Boys of the baroque

In less than 10 days two outstanding countertenors, Franco Fagioli and Jakub Józef Orlinski, visited London.

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Rara avis

Tomorrow (Sunday) a staged reading of The Lisbon Traviata will be performed at New York’s LGBT Community Center.

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Borne back ceaselessly into the past

Born on this day in 1952 tenor Jerry Hadley.

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New York City Opera apparently plans to fund its commission of the opera Stonewall via Patreon.

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