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  • Dabrowski: “I found Trebs to be fine. I think the voice has changed and the first aria is much lovelier... 8:44 AM
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  • alejandro: I had the opposite reaction. Loved IOLANTA and wished BLUEBEARD had been something else. I... 8:26 AM
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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]

115 comments

  • PetertheModest says:

    It has to be the right moment for the voice, explains Anna: http://intermezzo.typepad.com/intermezzo/

    • 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?