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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: With rare exceptions, all MET productions benefit from the presence of a prompter. 9:26 AM
  • angeladorable: Levine is right. After all it is all about the music. 9:11 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I can understand leaving during an intermission or some other pause in proceedings, but not... 8:52 AM
  • ML: Well, come voi ben sapete, the “team” in Mozart’s sublime Act IV has the husband on his... 8:38 AM
  • Rowna: ML – I know that sounds sacrilegious, but I am part of a team – Moi and Mr. Opera. In... 8:32 AM
  • Foreign Princess: The answer is in the last act, the arias of Marcellina and Don Basilio. Some say they only... 8:24 AM
  • ML: How could you possibly walk out on Act IV of Nozze? 8:20 AM
  • ML: It is not that long, Rowna, even with Levine conducting. Must be with one intermission. 8:18 AM
  • perfidia: That little snippet with Endora drinking champagne on top of the plane was one of those moments... 8:16 AM
  • Rowna: Slightly OT but something I feel strongly about, this Nozze is listed on the Met Website as lasting 3... 7:55 AM

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La Cieca has just learned that the winner of the 2006 Richard Tucker Award is tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Career Grants will go to Kate Aldrich (mezzo-soprano), Jordan Bisch (bass), Quinn Kelsey (baritone), Dimitri Pittas (tenor) and Gerald Thompson (countertenor). Sarah Tucker Study Grant winners include Stephen Costello, Ann McMahon Quintero and Trever Scheunemann.

26 comments

  • Damien says:

    Yeah, it sucks. It’s the bottoms that always have the biggest cocks. What a waste.

  • Baritenor says:

    Get This: Joan and Placido’s Hoffmann was the first Opera cd I ever bought. Even after all these years, it’s still one of my favorites. especially because of Gabriel Bacquier.

  • CALLASORPHAN says:

    What a way to start!

  • paddypig says:

    My first opera LP was LA TRAVIATA with Moffo, Tucker and Merrill.

  • CALLASORPHAN says:

    My intorduction to opera and Maria was her recording with Gobbi of Rigoletto--it changed my life!!

  • Daniel says:

    Not surprised callasorphan -- wonderful stuff! Gobbi was a great artist and a wonderfully warm human being apparently -- in real life the nice guy but onstage no one played bad guys better.