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  • Krunoslav: Excatly how I read it, And who can blame the Polish tenor and the Swedish baritone? I think it’s disgraceful that an... 10:49 PM
  • gironabalie: There is about 45 minutes of music starting at the beginning of the third act (after the prelude) which is second or even... 10:19 PM
  • aulus agerius: I took this to mean that the 2 colleagues wouldn’t perform in Russia because of Putin Politics. Did you read it... 9:05 PM
  • Donna Anna: The other mess was Sher’s staging of Hoffmann. I wanted to throttle Nicklausse as embodied by Kate Lindsey but the... 9:00 PM
  • lorenzo.venezia: Thank you, Batty, for saying it far more eloquently and kindlier than I could have. I don’t understand how people... 8:53 PM
  • Batty Masetto: It always saddens me to see smart, sensitive people like Greg implicitly buy into what Daniel Barenboim has called the... 8:01 PM
  • Milly Grazie: I beg to differ, the Doyle Grimes was a mess onstage and on camera – one couldn’t make out ANY detail in the... 7:47 PM
  • manou: I am sure armer would like me to point out that it is not HRH QEII but HM QEII. 7:40 PM

Eye openers

“New York’s Metropolitan Opera to Seek Pay Cutbacks From Unions: Proposal Is a First in Company’s 134-Year History” {Wall Street Journal]

“We are working very hard to secure a good replacement for Anna Netrebko in this important part, and as soon as we know who will be replacing her, we will of course be back in touch.” [Royal Opera House]

Kim Kardashian Reportedly Ditches Date at Vienna Opera Ball After Disturbing Blackface Incident” [Celebuzz]


  • PetertheModest says:

    It has to be the right moment for the voice, explains Anna:

    • Lady Abbado says:

      But I guess she planned to sing Lescaut and Macbeth a long time ago as well…presumably at about the same time she signed for Faust…

      So was that a hedging of bets: I’ll schedule all three, and if my voice stays light I’ll do Faust and cancel the other two; if my voice becomes heavier i’ll do the other way around!

      More plausibly is that she simply underestimated the amount of work needed for all three.

  • spiderman says:

    Who are all these people?