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  • La Cieca: Yes, no doubt that is why Gelb consented to a last-minute change of plans about Levine’s retirement and agreed to the... 3:25 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: I get the feeling that Gelb has been doing everything possible to not be very gracious in Levines departure 3:14 PM
  • sogalitno: also want to add that i think its downright mean that the met did not stream on sirius these last MET Concerts by Levine. If he... 2:56 PM
  • sogalitno: very touching. wish i had been there. … hope someone has put this down for posterity… somehow. 2:53 PM
  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Christine Goerke’s Facebook status 5/24: Yeah… Soooooo…. Just sang through bleeding chunks... 2:52 PM
  • kashania: Thanks for a great review as always, Christopher. I was taken back to memories of Goerke and Vinke singing Siegfried together in... 2:48 PM
  • kashania: What an elegantly written review, full of wonderful observations about the piece and the production. I loved this paragraph:... 2:36 PM
  • PCally: Excellent review and I agree with pretty much everything, especially the comments about Harteros. I have to say that while... 2:23 PM

A pair of kings

Opera Teen (pictured) approves of this summer’s program at the Glimmerglass Festival.

12 comments

  • 1
    phoenix says:

    Thanks for linking your reviews over here. Fine detail.
    -- I haven’t seen any updates since the June 20 press release announcing the 2014 season. On http://www.glimmerglass.org the links to the 2014 season announcement originally placed in the site’s home page when I checked the site after Goerke’s cancellation early this August. I wonder if Goerke is still going to be “Artist in Residence” in 2014? If so, I hope her “Residence” is fully air-conditioned (unlike Alice’s insufferable Busch).

  • 2
    zinka says:

    Operateen is a kind of “re=incarnation’ of ME…but I am shamed next to his genius…well,I never had Internet..and only 78 r.p.m. discs at 16/..(Remember 78’s??Remember the Ring???)

    The more operateens we have…the fewer Justin Bieber fans.

  • 3
    grimoaldo says:

    Glad you enjoyed Un Giorno di Regno, operateen. It is indeed a delightful work. And you are quite right to commend Zambello for her audience interaction.
    Sorry, but I skipped the bit about “Camelot” -- “Parsifal without the jokes”, in Noel Coward’s devastating one liner after the first night of the original production.

  • 4
    Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    I hope Opera Teen’s teachers are giving him extra credit for his fine coverge of Glimmerglass. NOTE to Opera Teen: for a wider readership and presence on the internet, you might want to contact Lawrence A. Johnson, who is setting up the NYC edition of his great websites The Classical Review. He might be looking for people to cover events.

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    La Valkyrietta says:

  • 6
    Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    at 1:32 famous diva questions Opera Teen

    • 6.1
      MontyNostry says:

      Ooh, I do love a bit of thrusting, impartial reporting from a national TV station. DG couldn’t have paid for a better plug for their product.

  • 7
    Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Finally a good print of this famous performance



  • 8
    zinka says:

    Be aware that Operateen, Ira Siff, La Cieca, and I..have DIRECT CONTACT with Soviero,Millo,Olivero,Zeani,and scotto..we will take over the coaching at the Met so we can have a few singers who know what Muzio did to make her special..Today they “sing notes.”

    I will also have my usual seance tonight and ask Favero if she agrees…..