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  • Signor Bruschino: Just finished the Antonia act & its fucking brilliant. Thank you La Cieca… Really a sin that NYC has not... 8:41 PM
  • La Cieca: I’m worried that Matthews is heading the same way as Emma Bell To ruin three seasons of Mozart revivals at the Met? 7:42 PM
  • Baltsamic Vinaigrette: Or indeed oedipe to… Oops. Better not mention oedipe. 6:05 PM
  • armerjacquino: Having watched the livestream of this ENTFUHRUNG I’m worried that Matthews is heading the same way as Emma Bell- a... 5:41 PM
  • laddie: The sound quality isn’t the greatest but this tenor is singing this role spectacularly! I have never heard of him before. 5:33 PM
  • Cicciabella: Good points, AJ. I’m not agreeing with him, but his reviews frequently make me laugh. He sighs and groans so much, I... 5:31 PM
  • armerjacquino: His main complaint seems to be that Konstanze and Belmonte weren’t played by two of the biggest stars currently... 5:08 PM
  • Bill: Goerke was quite good as Iphigenia (Taurus) at the City Opera quite a few years back – the voice is not a gorgeous voice but... 4:18 PM

… and now the worse news

A couple of tweets from Thomas Hampson detailing some grisly-sounding future projects, following the jump. 

38 comments

  • adina says:

    I may have to seek medical attention.

    • Bianca Castafiore says:

      Just like those poor folks at the Tannhäuser in Dusseldorf?????

  • laddie says:

    I imagine DD will sound something like this:

    • Grane says:

      Speaking of DDN, we may owe Natalie Dessay an apology. Looks like she just missed the one performance of GC.

      • armerjacquino says:

        And whoever it was who posted that weird rant when Dessay cancelled the one performance- ‘I told you all this would happen a year ago and you didn’t listen but I was right’ (but nastier and madder) probably should pop up to say something too, but since I can’t remember who it was there was, um, very little point in this post.

        *slinks away*

  • willym says:

    Gosh maybe we should get together a record club like the Norman Lebrecht book club everyone was going on about earlier this week.

  • m. croche says:

    I’d pay good money for a Thomas Hampson -- Leon Redbone tribute album. Any chance we could get Hampson liquored up?

    (at 4:40, Leon muses on the age of the castratos)

    • Donna Anna says:

      That would make one hell of a night club act, if Hampson allowed for a singalong.

    • manou says:

      Has anybody seen Baryshnikov dancing to Redbone’s Seduced? Unforgettable.

  • papopera says:

    Oh, I thought the worst news was that La Voigt would be indisposed for Saturday’s broadcast. No suck luck.

  • Donna Anna says:

    My first thought was who’s going to do Thank God I’m a Country Boy. Let Grigolo loose on that one. A friend of mine wrote a parody that went something along the lines of “…all this money, I can never be a loser. Thank God I’m a millionaire.”

  • mjmacmtenor says:

    This is like the classic version of opera singers going “pop” -- Lucia Poop and Renata von Trapp (AKA French and Saunders). Gotta love the Caballe wig!!