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  • Porgy Amor: I give all Levine all his credit and more for what he did for the Met in the first 30 years or so of his tenure. But imagine... 3:25 PM
  • La Cieca: In other words, a purely imaginary and fictional office. Enjoyed your nitpicking for the day? 3:22 PM
  • quoth the maven: Levine probably does have board support, but at the same time, I’m sure it suits Gelb to a “t” to have... 3:21 PM
  • redbear: It is an odd situation. When a conductor is music director of a major company it is a full time job: auditions, details of... 3:18 PM
  • gustave of montreal: The Dauphin was in France, ma chère., not in Spain. 3:16 PM
  • Liz.S: Thank you, and brava, LaC! Indeed this is very very unhealthy and bizarre situation for ANY sort of musical institution. I... 3:12 PM
  • Porgy Amor: any life situation imaginable can be summed up with a line from All About Eve “The Operah, the Operah — what book... 3:08 PM
  • La Cieca: Working on this. Apparently it’s a Feedburner (third party) issue. 3:02 PM

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La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko will sing her first Norma at Covent Garden in 2016. Reportedly she told a fan backstage after Anna Bolena on Saturday that she has already signed a contract for the role. A spokesperson for the soprano told, “I’m not at liberty to confirm whether Anna is contracted to sing Norma at Covent Garden in 2016, but I can tell you that she’s been considering taking on the role at some point in the future.” La Cieca will take that as a “yes.”


  • davidhs23 says:

    Very well then and thank you very much. Will there be just one dvd of this Norma or eventually three? Might Jose Cura make a good swan-knight partner for her in Dresden in 2015 or should we hand that part to Vladimir Galuzin instead? I’ve already crystal-balled it in a way -- except I might have predicted that the Met might be first to see her Norma.

    Let me think for a moment. I reckon that a Kundry or two should also be in the cards before long -- wthin five years then Kostelnestra, Klytaemnicka and by time decade is out Baba the Turk. Narrations of Peter and the Wolf in 2020 -- yeah, that for sure! Go Anna!

    • Clita del Toro says:

      Trebs’ Norma will be the biggest “hit” of the 21st century. Do not have one doubt about that.

  • She’s deluded.