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  • manou: http://tinyurl.com /pyvvmrh 11:18 AM
  • manou: If it was years ago it might be this: At the early recordings the engineers were so frightened by the... 11:14 AM
  • Fluffy-net: I thought the poppies were great and loved every one. 11:14 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Sounds like a good subject for a competition. 10:46 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Myrtò Papatanasiu was excellent when I heard her – but that was as Sifare in Mitridate, re... 10:45 AM
  • operaassport: Improvident spending? Poppies? You can’t possibly be serious. Salaries and benefits are... 10:35 AM
  • La Cieca: How about the more than 2/3 of the Met budget that goes for salaries and compensation? Would you... 10:29 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: I am considering a gift right now, although it won’t be a significant one. None of... 10:23 AM
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  • manou: Rehearsals only involve certain performers at certain times – there might be a possibility of... 9:46 AM

Dog bites man, part infinity

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

Let the shortfall! When it crumbles we will stand tall, face it all together

A press release from the Met grippingly begins, “In a fiscal year that challenged the nation’s largest performing arts organization to find a more sustainable financial model for the future, the Metropolitan Opera incurred an estimated $22 million budget shortfall for the 2013-14 season, it was announced today.” Read more »

Break the internet

The Metropolitan Opera has just announced it is revising once again its rush ticket policy, replacing the “lottery” system in place earlier this season with “first come, first served” online sale on a daily basis.  Read more »

Reine

Une étoile est Renée

She hopes to star on Broadway in a production of Living on Love, a farce she performed in this past summer at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.

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Manon

Profitons bien de la jeunesse

Was it really only seven years ago that Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón were being a Traumpaar in Manon?

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Trigere

The little black dress

La Cieca invites the cher public (pictured) to discuss off-topic and general interest subjects.

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Tristan Opera Depot

Ist es kein Traum?

It’s a Wagner lover’s dream!

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Manon Lescaut

The girl can’t help it

Join La Cieca and the parterriani this afternoon for a chat during the premiere of Manon Lescaut from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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Pazzo

No! pazzo son! Guardate!

“La nonna rock è impazzita per Jonas Kaufmann definito il più bel tenore del mondo.”

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Rodolfo

Einspring awakening

“In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening’s performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill.”

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