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Hvorostovsky out of Met ‘Onegin’

dmitriDmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from his upcoming opera engagements, including this spring’s Met performances as the title character in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, due to illness. (So says the Met’s press department.) Mariusz Kwiecien and Peter Mattei will step into the role of Onegin at the Met for this spring’s performances, with Kwiecien singing on March 30April 3 and 7 and Mattei singing on April 12, 15, 18, and 22 matinee.  Read more »

I don’t know why I’m frightened

renee-sunset“Norma non mente!”

The young and the restless

daniel-and-briana“We want to figure out how to create a nationwide change in how people think opera can be done.” So say the stepsiblings who are already well on their way to revolutionizing opera in New York. [Observer]

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The naked truth

Highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-2020 season, according the always intriguing Met Future Wiki.

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Chat: Salome

Listen (starting at 7:55 PM) and and chat, cher public.

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Chat: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

From the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live telecast of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, starting at 1:00 PM today. 

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If you please

Everyone’s favorite disingenuous alt-right music critic, Jay Nordlinger, explains that the real problem in opera today is not enough blackface.

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When divas collide, part infinity

La Royale hostessed a Fridays Under 40 reception before the opera, then graced a parterre box during the performance.

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Principessa altera

Anna Netrebko will sing Turandot at the Met in a “forthcoming season.”

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Chat: Manon Lescaut Saturday matinee

Get ready, cher public, for the first Met Saturday matinee broadcast.

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