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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: With rare exceptions, all MET productions benefit from the presence of a prompter. 9:26 AM
  • angeladorable: Levine is right. After all it is all about the music. 9:11 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I can understand leaving during an intermission or some other pause in proceedings, but not... 8:52 AM
  • ML: Well, come voi ben sapete, the “team” in Mozart’s sublime Act IV has the husband on his... 8:38 AM
  • Rowna: ML – I know that sounds sacrilegious, but I am part of a team – Moi and Mr. Opera. In... 8:32 AM
  • Foreign Princess: The answer is in the last act, the arias of Marcellina and Don Basilio. Some say they only... 8:24 AM
  • ML: How could you possibly walk out on Act IV of Nozze? 8:20 AM
  • ML: It is not that long, Rowna, even with Levine conducting. Must be with one intermission. 8:18 AM
  • perfidia: That little snippet with Endora drinking champagne on top of the plane was one of those moments... 8:16 AM
  • Rowna: Slightly OT but something I feel strongly about, this Nozze is listed on the Met Website as lasting 3... 7:55 AM

Winged victory

“A wayward bouquet conked Kristine Opolais on her noggin during the ovation Friday night in La Rondine—but that was the only mishap in the Latvian soprano’s spectacular Met debut. Her coolly glamorous voice rose to the many challenges of the role of Magda, a Parisian courtesan who tries to live out a fantasy of finding true love in Puccini’s 1917 opera.” [New York Post]

42 comments

  • kashania says:

    Glad to hear of her success. She is a terrific Elvira in Tcherniakov’s Don Giovanni.

    • Ruxxy says:

      Wish I could agree dear Kashania but her constant clipping of the notes is really irritating -- spoiling an otherwise fine performance.

    • Clita del Toro says:

      Sorry Kashie, but this is not first-rate Mozart singing. I listened to the aria without watching because her overacting (whether it was she or the direction) was too distracting. She rushes through the aria without much feeling for the music.

  • No blows to the head. But here’s the review of Monday night’s ‘Rondine’ on ‘Superconductor.’

    • armerjacquino says:

      Not to be That Guy, but I’m pretty sure you don’t mean to say her acting ‘supplanted’ her voice, although I guess it’s something that could be said of Michael or Poplavskaya…