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  • Krunoslav: CHRISTINE Morley Meredith Dr. Rashil Singh Janet Pavek Sita Roy 46th Street Theatre , (4/28/1960... 5:43 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Apparently no simulated sex in this production, which will be a novelty. 5:24 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Tamerlano is currently in rehearsal in Brussels. It’s a lovely work, one I haven’t... 5:15 PM
  • antikitschychick: Thanks and happy holidays to you too :-) 4:34 PM
  • antikitschychick: Gracias por los consejos ;-). A Ana Maria Martínez la he escuchado antes pero poco. Tiene... 4:29 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: For that matter, sometimes when I work with young singers I make them listen... 4:21 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Perhaps not the most appropriate venue to announce this, but Joe Cocker died... 4:17 PM
  • kashania: OK, I think the issue that some people have is that Keenlyside is shirtless. I admit that strikes... 4:04 PM
  • aulus agerius: Well, you look at his score and scenic notes for the opera. You might even look at his source... 3:48 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Sorry, Kennlyside, despite his musicianship, does not have the voice gravitas for... 3:47 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.