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Broadcast: Roméo et Juliette

Here’s where you can discuss this afternoon’s performance of the Gounod tuner starting at 1:00 PM.

Hillary speaks!

Glenn Roven‘s concert piece based on two of Hillary Clinton’s speeches (and sung by everyone you ever heard of) will premiere at noon today in the form of a film shown at National Sawdust and streamed on the music venue’s href=””>acebook page.

And see if I can be rebirthed next Thursday afternoon

Edina closeupLa Cieca supposes it was only a matter of time. Anna Netrebko has become Edina Monsoon.  Read more »

A point upon a map of fog

San Francisco Opera in 2017-2018 presents the Ring cycle, a new John Adams/Peter Sellars collaboration called Girls of the Golden West, plus new productions of Elektra (Christine Goerke, Stephanie Blythe, Adrianne Pieczonka) and Manon (Nadine Sierra,  Michael Fabiano.) 

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Met’s loss is our Margaine

Clémentine Margaine will make her Met debut in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen this Thursday, January 19.”

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It has become that time of morning

Renée Fleming doesn’t sound Southern. In fact, she doesn’t even sound Earthian.

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Not since the Zodiac Killer…

“Marlis Petersen, in her first shot at the role, is as complete a video Violetta as Rosanna Carteri, Marie McLaughlin or the young Angela Gheorghiu, and as riveting as Teresa Stratas or Anna Netrebko.”

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Chat: La bohème

The Met’s final performance of La bohème this season is today’s Saturday afternoon broadcast.

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The Met has canceled its new production of La forza del destino, which was to have been directed by Calixto Bieito.

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Deplorable disc

Norman Lebrecht is a bloody-minded crank, but, honestly, some of the commenters on his site make him seem the reincarnation of Mother Teresa.

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