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  • m. p. arazza: “Smartphones could help guide patrons to their seats, allow them to pre-order food... 1:57 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: What does that mean? Discounted tix? And how does one get them? 1:40 AM
  • bluecabochon: My ticket was papered. They paper when Anna sings, too…it depends on how the house is... 1:28 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I’ll tell people who Facebook or email me privately. Isn’t the point of a blind item... 1:19 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Are you going to tell us eventually? Because this can go on perpetually. 1:14 AM
  • Jack Jikes: Jenufa and Traviata – original, engaging and believable approach – complete artistry. 1:10 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Guys, cross Boheme off the list. All three casts were apparently happy productions and everyone... 1:07 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I think Brownlee doesn’t act very well. Neither does Florez but Florez has worked out a... 1:06 AM
  • m. p. arazza: Also “boo boos” = Musetta claims to hurt her foot. 1:03 AM
  • zinka: I would say his singing was the worst since Ticho Parley and Pekka Nuotio..no shit… 12:54 AM

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.