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  • antikitschychick: You know, I didnt include this in my review of her performance on Jan. 17th but Batty is... 5:03 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Ah! Thanks Ivy! So odd, too, since Mme. Callas wasn’t in the habit of transposing... 4:57 PM
  • stevey: I admit to having a soft spot for Zampieri for most of the same reasons that Feldy and others have... 4:54 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Sorry for the italics fail. 4:53 PM
  • Poison Ivy: It’s the whole aria. You can hear the transposition before the aria. I think some CD... 4:52 PM
  • Batty Masetto: If you’re interested in a direct (though not crystal-clear) comparison between Meier and... 4:52 PM
  • antikitschychick: Bill, I echo others’ sentiments about your enjoyable anecdotes and how fortunate you... 4:40 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thanks for checking that Mexico City “Caro nome”, Ivy! Is it the whole aria, or... 4:14 PM
  • Lohengrin: Had TS in München as Tosca, loved her. She showed a loving, warm and religious woman, also beeing... 4:09 PM
  • la vociaccia: But a lot of these young singers simply aren’t trained well enough to handle a heavy role... 4:07 PM

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

  • tannengrin says:

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

  • 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.

  • 79CXR says:

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

  • squirrel says:

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

  • Claudia4Ever says:

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

  • 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.

  • 79CXR says:

    A bird tells me she out, Lise Lindstrom in.

  • 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 …. ?