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  • Hippolyte: Antonacci is been out of Le Cid–Sonia Ganassi has been listed as Chimene for months now. 9:20 AM
  • Don_Dano: Are there any opinions out their on Siberian tenor Alexey Dolgov? I thought he sang a very nice... 9:19 AM
  • Chanterelle: Yes, same Brussels production and directed by Zhang Huan, though credited to the Canadian Opera... 9:17 AM
  • marshiemarkII: By the way gal, by Anna Netrebko’s homeland I meant Novorossya, which is part of the... 9:11 AM
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  • umangialaio: Queuing unsuccessfully for Bayreuth… U 8:35 AM
  • Cicciabella: Absolutely. But our basic urges rob us of our peace of mind and distract us from what’s... 8:22 AM
  • Belfagor: Dear Camille, helas, I just realized I will be in Paris in April, but ‘Le Cid’ has... 8:03 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Interesting, but Clara Schumann was no Judith! 7:55 AM
  • manou: Don’t “survival urges” fit in with the Will to Live? 7:47 AM

Triple threat

Happy 82nd birthday to American actress, singer, and dancer Chita Rivera. Read more »

The cycle of poverty

“The board of the bankrupt New York City Opera says it wants to sell its name and other assets to the bidder whose offer is lower than the competing bid.” [New York Times]

Can of worms

On this day in 1521 Emperor Charles V opened the Diet of Worms. Read more »



I expected something lovely, but what I beheld was nothing short of magnificent.

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We’re the millers

On this day in 1904 Leos Janacek‘s Jenufa premiered in Brno.

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Legal at last

On this day in 1949 J. Edgar Hoover gave Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen.

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Beautiful stranger

Contrary to previous reports, Jonas Kaufmann says he is not dating Madonna.

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Ildar pursuit

Our good friends (and advertisers) at Maestro Artist Management have been wondering just how much you, the cher public, know about Ildar Abdrazakov.

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Blind item

As a preview of sorts of the Next Big Thing at the Met, here’s a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta featuring Piotr Beczala from 2002.

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Welch Schauspiel! aber ach! ein Schauspiel nur!

On this day in 1829 Johann von Goethe‘s Faust, der Tragödie erster Teil received its premiere performance.

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