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  • semira mide: Totally OT, sorry. Live stream of first performance of critical edition of Rossini’s... 5:14 AM
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  • mia apulia: indeed, lovely; in a period when recordings were left so much closer to what the singing... 12:34 AM
  • Krunoslav: Sylvia Sass under-recorded? MACBETH, ATTILA, BELFAGOR, BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE, DON GIOVANNI,... 11:59 PM
  • RobNYNY: Of course, Troyanos was a mezzo soprano, 11:22 PM
  • bluecabochon: The Oracle HAS SPOKEN. 11:19 PM
  • RobNYNY: Brooks. 11:17 PM
  • RobNYNY: I am not disappointed. It is just what I have come to expect of Freni. Beautiful voice, great stage... 11:16 PM
  • RobNYNY: I am not disappointed. It is just what I have come to expect of Freni. Beautiful voice, great stage... 11:15 PM

Be very afraid

Turn of the Screw is an incredibly frightening ghost story really at the heart of it but with a very modern edge. It’s being directed by a guy who’s an ’80s horror film fanatic [Sam Buntrock]. It’s not a season for the opera insiders. It’s the season for everyone in New York.” [Huffington Post]

34 comments

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Some like it dark. Those Vlaamse people are at it again!

  • Nerva Nelli says:

    Perhaps the busy-as-a-beaver J.D. McClatchy can produce a SCREWGE MC DUCK suitable for a NYCO children’s show in Central Park.

    I though David Cushing mediocre in BALLO--and worse in ASSEDIO DI CORINTO a few years back in Baltimore.

    And speaking of mediocre, why on earth is Stefan Kocan singing at the Met and LOC? His Ramfis tonight was third-rate provincial. I just don’t get it. Someone’s partner? Powerful representation? Miklos Sebestyen as the King was not much better. Where have all the basses gone?

  • Famous Quickly says:

    I could sing little Flora *tomorrow*-- it’s a question of color and tessitura.

    You DO know I originated Ellen Orford at the Met, back under Eddie Johnson, who had sent me on to replace Milanov in TROVATORE opposite Warren--an artist of equal stature to mine--and asked me for Donna Anna with Pinza rather than (unlike Bing who ignored the fact that I was doing Eboli, Carmen and all my RING roles during the Festwochen and at the Garden)… Marcellina?

  • RosinaLeckermaul says:

    Speaking of horror stories, INTERMEZZO via Bloomberg notes that the Met is floating a major bond issue to get out of its fiscal hole and fall 2012 box office is down.

  • Clita del Toro says:

    OT: 26 people were shot and killed at a elementary school in Connecticut, among those 18 children.