Headshot of La Cieca

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  • Satisfied: Lots of ugly going on in that clip. Production looks promising though. 1:51 PM
  • Buster: Someone must have compared her unfavorably to Margit Schramm one time too often. Socking dead singers... 1:51 PM
  • La Cieca: Take your button-pushing somewhere else. It’s neither cute nor endearing. 1:48 PM
  • Krunoslav: Of course, Batty– though I always felt Bergonzi ( whom I heard numerous times) acted WITH... 1:46 PM
  • la vociaccia: Well, um, uh…productio n looks nice! httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=JDJ3 BQjAXHY Maybe... 1:46 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Every once in a while I enjoy (just as much as the next guy) seeing whose buttons I can... 1:44 PM
  • La Cieca: Yes, if only those idiots in the New York City and State government had your magical ability to... 1:34 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Kruno, of course there were splendid actors back then, but we also had Tucker, Bergonzi,... 1:32 PM
  • Krunoslav: Yes, and the Recent Unpleasantness was all about Northern commercial aggression and envy of the... 1:15 PM
  • Chanterelle: Good to know — thank you for posting. 1:12 PM

The case of the missing Amelia

“In the space of a few words, the leading role in a major new production had been reassigned. But why?” Zachary Woolfe explores “the byzantine world of opera casting.” [New York Times]

76 comments

  • arepo says:

    Vergin Vezzosa:
    I have to tell you that reading your post actually gave me goosebumps.
    I saw an earlier production of MC and there was no kissing the ground at curtain call time forcing me to strongly agree with your supposition.
    I am more than convinced that the Nazi remark to G was the beginning of her Met doom, but of course none of us know for sure. Eventually the truth will out but till then, you’ll have to prove it to me to be otherwise.
    Mattila’s “Salome” and “Fidelio” were the highlights of her Met career for me with a miscasted “Manon Lescaut” and an inferior “Tosca” performance (only IMO, of course). But I must say that I truly was happy for a comeback performance that seemed to fit her well in the “Makropolos Case”.
    Life isn’t always fair.