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Pushkin comes to shove

“…Onegin, which opens the Met’s season on Monday, has taken an unusually precipitous tumble from sure thing—a pinnacle of Russian music, featuring the most eminent Russian soprano and Russian conductor of our time, in a production by a widely admired theater director making her Met debut—to headache-plagued.”  [New York Times]

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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin says:

    Grüße! Your alte Jungfer is finally back from her summer travels and somewhat settled in. For those of you with lots of time on your hands, I just posted two complete Wiener Staatsoper performances of “Eugene Onegin” on my Mixcloud site: George London, Leonie Rysanek, Anton Dermota and Gottlob Frick (in deutscher Sprache) from 1955, and Simon Keenlyside, Tamar Iveri (a particular favorite of mine; I must post her glorious “Adriana Lecouvreur” some day), Ramón Vargas, and Ain Anger from 2009. To access the recordings, just click on:

    http://www.mixcloud.com/Jungfer_Marianne_Leizmetzerin/

    I uploaded the recordings as single files, with timestamps to indicate each act.

    Enjoy, and, as always, please let me know if you have any requests.

  • fidelio101 says:

    How will he read her handwriting?

  • Constantine A. Papas says:

    I saw a clip from yesterday’s dress rehearsal of EO, showing Netrebko in the letter scene. Of course, as usual, she sings part of the aria from the floor; and her chest voice is phenomenal: creamy, dark and big. EO maybe the hit of the season. There’s so mush publicity all over the media and the expectations are high. I hope we won’t be disappointed.

    • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

      I really love it when Netrebko gets the right spin on her voice and lets it soar in the MET!









  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Not ready for SNL, but a good gig for Troxel:

  • blanchette says:

    to Talk of the Town- I was just looking back at old posts- it was the 2nd video- the REALLY old one- Thank you for that glimpse!