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  • willym: “Renee was great — a real sweetheart,” concedes a production source who hopes the show goes on... 3:40 PM
  • Krunoslav: Is Ms. Rosenberg casting the covers who don’t sing or casting the people who are flown in to... 3:26 PM
  • antikitschychick: Ivy: I’m talking 7-10 yrs down the line here, not right now and certainly not at the... 3:06 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: So were Julius and Ethel. 3:01 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Jesus, the person responsible for casting covers is Lenore Rosenberg, a fucking American. 2:48 PM
  • zinka: TYPO..I mean: AND Enjoy (not “have” everything…o h..I forgot others who made me so... 2:29 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=x9Sb DSr8Mfk On this day,before I order my pato (who?) and kosher... 2:26 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: I can see Anti as being one of those ruthless voice-wrecking agents :P 2:12 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Um, she wasn’t pregnant here. Awkward… 2:04 PM
  • Cicciabella: She looks like Arnalta when she was nursing Poppea. 2:00 PM

“Special appearance by TV’s Ann B. Davis”

“Labor disputes are threatening to delay the broadcast of Renee Fleming’s first-ever holiday special, ‘Christmas in New York,’ ” a source close to the production tells Confidenti@l. Read more »

Name that Rodolfo

Francesco Demuro and Michael Fabiano will sing the role of Rodolfo in the remaining 2014 performances of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who has withdrawn from the remainder of the performances due to illness. Read more »

Rossini crescendo

“Are we really only two months into the Met season? After acrimonious union negotiations that threatened to shutter the company, music director James Levine’s first opening night in four years, Anna Netrebko’s coruscating Lady Macbeth, the first night of Death of Klinghoffer disrupted by protesters, and, lately, a rash of star cancellation, it seems like it should be April already and we should be preparing to put the season to bed.” Sooner or later, Our Own JJ (not pictured) gets around to discussing the Met’s Barbiere di Siviglia and Juilliard’s Turco in Italia in this week’s New York Observer. (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

NeNe

Separated at side part

NeNe wants to be Nay-Nay; Nay-Nay wants to be NeNe…”

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grisette

Grisette is the word

“In case you missed it on Saturday, we took a look at early rehearsals for the new production of The Merry Widow, starring Renée Fleming and, in this clip, Kelli O’Hara!”

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Francesco Demuro

Demuro felice

“Italian tenor Francesco Demuro will make his Met debut in the role of Rodolfo in this evening’s performance of La Bohème, replacing Charles Castronovo who is ill.”

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Nun dämpft die Dämm'rung

Danish modern

From our most esteemed Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin, a 2012 performance of Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder conducted by Zubin Mehta.

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Foyer

Robes de soirée

Put on your Sunday clothes, cher public, in preparation for a nice long discussion of off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Jessye

Woman behind bars

The increasingly protean Jessye Norman intones the classic American anthem “Midnight Special.”

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Canard Lebrecht

Dog bites man, part infinity

“The soup is hot; the soup is cold; Norman Lebrecht got it wrong again.”

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