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  • Olivero is my Drug of Choice: Mastering the difference between an “open” E and a “closed̶ 1; E in French can be... 12:10 PM
  • NPW-Paris: I was intrigued by her in Simon Boccanegra, nearly 10 years ago already, in Paris. But haven’t heard her since. 12:10 PM
  • merveilleux: ooohh…. didn’t read far enough down the thread. Sorry for the repeat! 12:08 PM
  • merveilleux: There’s a live recording of AMM as Rusalka from Glyndebourne that’s quite stunning. Brandon Jovanovich as the... 12:08 PM
  • Cicciabella: For Cav/Pag fans: I recommend the ROH double bill via Opera on 3 broadcast, now on BBC iPlayer. I only had time to listen to... 11:53 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I’ve heard Sierra as Gilda and I somehow doubt this. Her voice makes a big impact live and is the real thing. 11:16 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Here’s AMM’s Song to the Moon: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=s7KO WIMqYlo 11:15 AM
  • manou: I find they are more challenged by the pesky “u”. I was very impressed by John Osborn who managed all the treacherous... 10:27 AM

OONY way the wind blows

Continuing in its long and proud tradition of mystery and intrigue, Maestro Eve Queler‘s Opera Orchestra of New York has announced a concert or some other sort of music-related event for May 4, 2016.   Read more »

The rite stuff

Remember that time you went to the opera and the entire evening was perfection? Yeah, me neither: you get so close but there’s always something that detracts from total glory. My remembrances of LA Opera’s production of Bellini’s Norma will have no such detractions since the flaws in the performance where so minor compared to the whole I can easily dismiss them.  Read more »

21st century blues

Your doyenne peers into the future, or, to be more accurate, into the Future Met Wiki, to reveal the latest rumors on casting and repertoire. Read more »

Met Auditions

All futures great and small

The Metropolitan Opera yesterday afternoon was an uncommonly cozy place, as the auditorium was packed to the rafters with friends and family members of the nine National Council Audition Finalists.

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Noseda

Bows and arias

Whenever opera-lovers are canvassed about what neglected operas they hunger to see revived, the resulting lists inevitably feature a goodly number of grand operas, those once wildly popular monstrosities–particularly by Meyerbeer–written primarily for Paris in the mid-19th century.

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Meade as Lucrezia

The curse of drink

Two operas both alike in dignity, set in dimly lit Renaissance towns ruled by seething, conspiratorial courts.

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angela_meade

You don’t have to be Druids to love it

“The Met’s production, originally directed by John Copley, is still a hideous, confusing mess. But with Ms. Meade and Ms. Barton acting with moving subtlety, singing generously and feeling deeply, it was hard to care.”

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captain_future

We’ll settle that tonight!

La Cieca has been wining, dining and otherwise wooing her Met connection (pictured above) and he (or is it she?) has come across with some tidbits about upcoming seasons at Casa Gelb.

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vesper

Les vêpres de Westchester

The big news from Bel Canto at Caramoor’s presentation of Les Vêpres Siciliennes last Saturday is far from unexpected.

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angela_meade

Ed io quest’Angela osava maledir!

Angela Meade will sing the role of Leonora in tomorrow afternoon’s performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, replacing Patricia Racette, who is ill.

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