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 »
On this day in 397 the wearing of Barbarian clothing in the City of Rome was banned by the Emperor Honorius. Read more »
I think the sturdier of you will enjoy Nina Stemme’s Elektra from Saturday night at Wiener Staatsoper.
For those of you who are following these things, Michael Fabiano is currently in London.
On this day in 1808 John Jacob Astor incorporated the American Fur Company.
It could get loud. It often does, especially when the soprano is mere inches from your ears, pleading with the duke for the life of the poor boy (parentage unknown) who insulted her notorious dynasty.
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.