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  • alejandro: I was there. IOLANTA was marvelous. I am not a Beczala fan but this was amazing singing tonight.... 11:50 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: JML, Thanks for correcting my misspelling. 11:45 PM
  • bluecabochon: I wouldn’t wait too long. Symphony Space only has seats upstairs, in the front rows,... 11:02 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: And apparently the R department, too. 10:52 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: IOLANTA! I am lacking in the N depatment. 10:51 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: The opera is called “Iolata̶ 1; (not “IolandaR 21;) and a... 10:50 PM
  • NPW-Paris: He left at the interval? 10:45 PM
  • Evenhanded: Well. Thanks, bluecabochon! I see there are theaters in NY and Philly, and just might try to get... 10:05 PM
  • Evenhanded: Well. Steveac10: I agree on all counts. Valente was a stupendously moving performer and her... 10:03 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Did anyone listen to the postponed prima of Iolanda tonight? This is the first time I... 9:59 PM

Ex cathedra

red_shoesSo, who do you think said this?

It is unfortunate that for the Met’s first production of ATTILA they could not do a more “conventional” production. The sets and the costumes had nothing to do with the period of the opera or the characters. I know from having been at rehearsals that the director gave the singers nothing and the set prevented them from doing anything dramatically. The production is a fiasco!

The answer is after the jump.

Samuel Ramey (I was the Pope)” [Dallas Morning News]

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