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  • gk: #7 is definitely Adriana Maliponte from the 1985 broadcast. 2:49 PM
  • YigeLi: The broadcast is exactly on Feb. 11. Or, I guess Lissner would try again to hold the news until last second as he did for the... 2:36 PM
  • m. croche: Operatic Othello without the blackface. Video interview here 2:26 PM
  • fletcher: I’m eager to hear how she does, since I’m on the fence about seeing Butterfly next month in LA. It’s not an... 2:20 PM
  • antikitschychick: Was looking at the 16/17 season schedule for Opera de Paris and noticed there is a huge banner across the top of the... 2:16 PM
  • melisma catatonia: To armerjacquino: I wish I had thought of Verrett’s Elisabetta when I spoke to Madame Norman! Now it occurs to... 2:05 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: Thanks for this review; gratified to read that it went well. La sonnambula is a terrifically difficult opera to cast well. It... 1:22 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I remember Lee singing this in recital, and it brought me to tears. httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=ziW yv0nVIkQ 1:11 PM

Énée day now

Tenor Bryan Hymel has been named the recipient of the eighth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for “extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40″ who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. The award, given in honor of Beverly Sills, was established in 2006 by an endowment gift from Agnes Varis, a managing director on the Met board, and her husband, Karl Leichtman.

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