Met press office: “Following today’s earlier announcement of his cancellation, Joseph Calleja has recovered and now plans to sing Edgardo in this evening’s performance of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor as originally scheduled.” Read more »
UPDATED: Jonas Kaufmann in a wifebeater is but one of the attractions of the Salzburg Easter Festival production of the double bill of Cavalleria rusticana, and Pagliacci, telecasts of which you can peruse after the jump. Read more »
Two questions answered in a single YouTube video:
1) What is that guy who staged Spinal Tap’s “Stonehenge” doing these days? (Answer: He’s directing operas)
2) What would it look like if Jared Leto sang Puccini? (Answer: See below)
For those of you who are following these things, Michael Fabiano is currently in London.
As you may have heard, cher public, Joseph Calleja canceled last night’s Lucia performance at the Met after the first act. So… well, see the headline above.
Musicologist, translator and above all critic Andrew Porter has died.
Michael Fabiano will make his Met role debut as Edgardo in this evening’s performance of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, replacing Joseph Calleja, who is ill. So says the Met press department, no fooling.
Susan Graham (pictured) and Piotr Beczala are the latest additions to the roster of “WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights,” at The Greene Space on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM.
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