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  • Bluebeard: I’m sure I read somewhere that Murphy, Lapine, and Sondheim had to downplay Fosca’s craziness, or at least her... 10:18 AM
  • armerjacquino: He did change one thing- between the original off-Broadway production and the London premiere in 1993 he wrote the... 10:14 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Mme, Manou – Sills was unbeatable as the Hoffmann ladies, Manon, Baby Doe, and of course Handel’s Cleopatra,... 10:09 AM
  • Gualtier M: I think that Sondheim and Lapine were afraid that Fosca would be too grotesque and repellent for the audience to like –... 10:05 AM
  • zinka: https://www.facebo ok.com/piotr.becza la.5/videos/101541 72731986354/ Stop mountainclimbing&# 8230;and do not think about skydiving... 9:54 AM
  • PCally: Well assassins is sondheims favorite of his own shows apparently, or at least the only one of his where he wouldn’t change a... 9:50 AM
  • PCally: Not always a fan but this is one of the best performances of anything I’ve ever seen, not doubt aided immensely but Chereau... 9:40 AM
  • PCally: Whoops httpv://m.youtube. com/watch?v=kRasTY iCipM 9:38 AM

tick… tick… chat

UPDATE: Looks like Guleghina’s going on (no big surprise, that). Chat is on for 7:30 as mentioned before.

If Maria Guleghina is going to cancel tonight’s Turandot (following up on “bronchitis” privately announced at the dress where she marked the role) the announcement from the Met should come shortly after 5:00 pm (five minutes from now). If we make it to 5:30 with no announcement, that means for sure she’s going on.

Either way, tonight’s chat about the Turandot broadcast will begin right here at parterre.com at 7:30 pm. Be there!

8 comments

  • 1
    tannengrin says:

    ‘marked’ the role? don’t tell me she peed on stage?!? My darling doggie marks, but only outside!

  • 2
    kashania says:

    I think that perhaps Ghulegina is actually sick. Based on recent performances (Adriana and Lady M), I seriously doubt that Turandot is beyond her. Her voice is in decline but the pace isn’t that rapid.

  • 3
    79CXR says:

    Mr Gelb joining Mags J in the intermission this evening, email those questions in.

  • 4
    squirrel says:

    hey rommie, you on here? ask him about Boheme again! :) :)

  • 5
    Claudia4Ever says:

    heading over to the Met for adult beverages then Turandot…will be interesting to see who’s the Big T :-)

  • 6
    Uninvolved Bystander says:

    Why do I think that Peter Gelb being an intermission guest means that he will make a pre-curtain appearance to beg the audience’s indulgence for Ms. Guleghena’s indispostion?

    I’m a Philadelphian so I’ll be watching the series but I’ll record it on Sirius and see if my suspicion is correct.

  • 7
    79CXR says:

    A bird tells me she out, Lise Lindstrom in.

  • 8
    squirrel says:

    why would someone run their career this way, over-singing and not learning parts properly, only to limp through a dress and then be embarrassingly sidelined …. ?