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  • Chanterelle: Musetta not Mimi. Another example of the Met’s throw-em-into-Bohe me approach to new... 4:45 PM
  • MontyNostry: It’s not as if there’s a world (or even US) shortage of sopranos who sing Mimì and... 4:31 PM
  • Chanterelle: I heard Papatanasiu sing the title role in ALCINA in Paris last winter. I thought she sounded... 4:15 PM
  • Buster: They need all the tits in the world to make this work. 3:02 PM
  • Krunoslav: But where is Broadway’s Betsy Wolfe? 3:00 PM
  • semira mide: Since this opera is infrequently performed, it will be great to see it live. Barcellona will... 2:10 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Could it be Jeanne Moreau? Sounds (technically, from the recording acoustic, to have been... 1:56 PM
  • messa di voce: Is that really Vilmorin in the youtube clip? The only times I’ve heard her speaking... 1:42 PM
  • coloraturafan: I saw the performance in Lyon, the opening night November 18. While I was very unimpressed... 1:32 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well the productions are both nothing special but the singing and conducting is. 1:15 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.