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  • NPW-Paris: Or a couscous royal. She was Queen of Carthage after all. 2:58 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Elliot Madore made a particularly amorous Aeneas who could barely keep his hands off his beauteous Dido. Unfortunately... 11:58 PM
  • Krunoslav: Langoustines grillées sauce aux huïtres? 11:56 PM
  • Jack Jikes: Yes! Someone finally said it. 11:45 PM
  • Sanford: Sorry httpv://www.youtub rAiNO-E 11:26 PM
  • Sanford: Just sayin’ https://www.youtub rAiNO-E 11:25 PM
  • Sanford: She apparently borrowed the dress from Morticia. 11:24 PM
  • antikitschychick: sorry my comment was in response to armerj’s post above concerning AN and Lady Macbeth. 9:23 PM

Chat: Simon Boccanegra

BoccanegraWelcome, cher public, to the real-time chat for this afternoon’s Met broadcast of Simon Boccanegra, starting at 12:30 PM. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera


Ailyn PerezSoprano Ailyn Pérez has been named the recipient of the 11th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for “extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met,” according to the Met’ press office.  Read more »

Pinkerton’s secret

ButtLa Cieca would have taken him for a leg man, but Roberto Alagna has other ideas. Read more »

Calleja Netrebko

Have you seen the proconsul?

La Cieca hears that Joseph Calleja will sing Pollione opposite the Norma of Anna Netrebko at the Met for opening night 2017.

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Daniels Walters wedding

Why we fight

“Over the years, I have often been asked why I feel my sexuality is anyone’s business and why I am so open about it in print.”

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Kathy Battle

Why have you kept me waiting so long?

Soprano Kathleen Battle will return to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in more than two decades when she sings a recital there November 13.

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Krol Roger

Look Bacchae in anger

The weekly “Montag mit Marianne” stream continues with a performance of Szymanowski’s Krol Roger.

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Tamara Wilson

Better luck Tamara

Soprano Tamara Wilson has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award.

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Saved by the Doge

I love the ’90s

“This story has been revised to correct production was Giancarlo del Monaco‘s, not Elijah Moshinsky‘s.”

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Alagna Butterfly

Chat: Madama Butterfly

Welcome, cher public, to the real-time chat for this afternoon’s Met broadcast and HD of Madama Butterfly, starting at 1:00 PM.

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