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  • danpatter: I saw Nancy Shade’s last-minute professional debut in Louisville in 1967. She replaced an ailing Marisa Galvany in... 7:40 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I found them, including the Moffo spaghetti cover! Some of them are hysterically funny: https://www.goo... 6:39 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I somehow remember that spaghetti LP cover. I am really challenging what’s left of my memory here, but... 6:30 PM
  • Cicciabella: Yes, it is, in fact, not the best fit for Magee, but she has a lot to offer. Podles really sings, yes, as does Maureen... 6:26 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Although she sang only a handful of performances at the Met, I am surprised that no one has mentioned Raina... 6:20 PM
  • Cicciabella: You’re all missing the point. The cover is a hint that one day Netrebko will sing the Walküre Brünnhilde, announcing... 6:13 PM
  • Porgy Amor: There are also the familiar pleasures of Leiferkus’s outstanding Tomsky. He is on the Glyndebourne and Kirov DVDs too.... 6:02 PM
  • Krunoslav: Ideally voiced for the role: Tamara Milashkina, especially in the first ( Khaikin) recording, with Anjaparidze and the... 5:59 PM

never had to have a chaperone, no sir

Lord help the Mister who does fact-checking for the Times arts section! A correction published today thoroughly dispels all those rumors about  Lisa and Pauline, as seen in the Met’s current revival of The Queen of Spades. “They are friends, not sisters,” the correction helpfully informs us, and La Cieca will add that other than that one time in college, there is nothing else between them!

No correction has been offered so far for Anthony Tommasini‘s assertion that Ben Heppner’s parlous vocal condition on opening night was the result of “a cold.”  

6 comments

  • 1
    balabanov11 says:

    I’m assuming that Lisa wore the dress, while Pauline stayed home.

  • 2
    Lydia Language says:

    If Lisa wore that dress, it would have kept her afloat in the Neva.

    I didn’t go to PD on Monday because I have the cold that (I suppose) is going around, and I still have it, and Ben very well could have. I certainly wouldn’t want to sing Gherman in my present state of health. Or even the Countess. (And as you know, they can totter from their deathbeds and still do the Countess.)

    Ben sang a lovely Tristan after his operation last winter; I was rather looking forward to a new, improved, rather baritonal Heppner. No need to be catty about colds, dear. ‘Tis the season.

  • 3
    brian says:

    Ben sounded darn good on Saturday night.

  • 4
    Luna says:

    wonderful thonk))

  • 5
    Karina says:

    Good night, bloggers =)

  • 6
    Star says:

    what a nice story..