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  • actfive: Bang on about pre-Gelb marketing. Back in the early 80′s, I worked for the Met Ticket Service.... 8:37 PM
  • Sempre liberal: I haven’t lived through a lockout before. If some performances are cancelled, do... 8:30 PM
  • steveac10: “Bing also had his own white elephant Ring cycle that took seven years to produce” I... 8:25 PM
  • steveac10: On what authority can you confirm the Met is “out of cash”? There is a couple of... 8:16 PM
  • philomel: My prediction is it will be a combination of these, with the lockout being certain. We are being... 8:06 PM
  • La Cieca: Your argument would make sense if you could point to a Met GM (since Bing) who actually did have an... 7:42 PM
  • laddie: Thank you, powers that be. I just bought a plane ticket to go and see Le Nozze. 7:40 PM
  • La Cieca: And it should be noted that Bing was criticized a LOT for using theater directors, for replacing... 7:36 PM
  • steveac10: The thing is those “antiquated& #8221; productions you love (as do I) are precisely the... 7:35 PM
  • armerjacquino: The Met made a profit in 2011 and broke even in 2012, both right at the heart of the... 7:33 PM

Working “Tito”

“After an uneven start to the season, the Met brought its A game Friday to a superb revival of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.” [New York Post]

107 comments

  • Nerva Nelli says:

    Armer, I heard McLaughlin as Susanna, Despina and Zerlina-- also Marzelline-- and liked her in all of them. The top eventually receded, but a very good artist.

    However, I heard Donath as Marzelline and Susanna and she (then over 50) sang gloriously. And she’s anything but faceless--try the TURN OF THE SCREW Governess and Zdenka and Gretel and Frau Fluth, for starters.

    I too fail to understand how anyone could find Lucia Popp charmless. There are things like RIGOLETTO that I don’t need to hear her sing, but she was a sublime recitalist and concert artist and wonderful the one time I heard her onstage, as Pamina.

    Dr. Karl and HvK as “the greatest”? The greatest self-promoters under the Third Reich, perhaps. I enjoy Boehm’s Mozart for what it is, but agree that it tends to the foursquare Romantic Mozart of several generations ago.

    • marshiemarkII says:

      Nerva, Cara, I miss the old feistiness, what happened to the old Nerva? you disappear for a while and come back so tame! Happy TG also!

      • Nerva Nelli says:

        Nerva chooses her battles (and donaths and popps)!

        I hope all enjoy Thanksgiving--especially la Castafiore, who must treasure memories of the originary event.