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  • messa di voce: Won’t cuts in salaries now have some effect on the Met’s pension obligations down... 9:42 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Thanks again Marianne for these lovely two selections. I keep going back to them. I guess I... 9:25 PM
  • kashania: olliedawg: Not to suggest that you didn’t catch my meaning. I just felt like emphasising. 9:12 PM
  • kashania: olliedawg: What I meant is that if people hear that you’ve had your pay cut, they feel sorry... 9:06 PM
  • Krunoslav: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=ayp0 fnRo7r0 httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=VREd 9XA4fyY 9:05 PM
  • ML: Bill, I have a tough question you might be able to answer. The Wiener Staatsoper archive and the Deutsche... 9:01 PM
  • olliedawg: Agreed, kashania, nuance doesn’t ever seem to play all that well “out there”,... 8:57 PM
  • Lohenfal: The Abbado recording is the one I know. There was a concert performance in NYC in 1997 by the... 8:50 PM
  • ML: That’s because, unusually in these parts nowadays, it respects the work it is purporting to present. 8:43 PM
  • ML: Agreed. Good comment. 8:28 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]

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?