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  • marshiemarkII: Brava my darlingest Milady, we continue never disagreeing, 10 out of 10 so far :-) Sometimes I really wonder if some Qs... 9:38 AM
  • aulus agerius: Christopher Bolduc was a fantastic Belcore in the FW Elisir, and very good-looking to boot. I cannot understand why he... 9:29 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Monastyrska varied the repeat of Salgo gia at the ROH too. 9:28 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Well I listened on Sirius, and while I agree with the “work in progress” comments, I thought the performance... 9:21 AM
  • Lindoro Almaviva: You’ve never heard it done? Oh, wow! then there is a small sample of others who did it before her: Guleghina at... 9:09 AM
  • PokeyGascon: I just spat coffee all over my laptop. “Decked out in what appeared to be a series of sofas with Lego mutton sleeves,... 9:03 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: MrsJohn J’adore Westbroek – she looks very Carol Lombard in 20th Century! 9:00 AM
  • PCally: mrsjohnclaggart, I don’t know if you saw the Katarina live at the met but I found her to be pretty stunning then as well and... 8:54 AM

Klyatvy byli skazany

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Yusif Eyvazov, who were married in Vienna just now. The bride, née Anna Netrebko, was attended by her son Tiago in a jaunty hat. Read more »

Ice ice baby

Now, understand, this is the snippiest of snippets, but it is indeed the first hint of Anna Netrebko‘s Turandot!   Read more »

Out here in the dark

We have voices now.This is the tenth season of the Met’s HD broadcasts, not that I would know it. In New York there was no real reason to go, and since moving across the country altogether, I had only gone once, I think because attendance is too explicit an admission that I’m no longer a Met regular.   Read more »


Man of steel

“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement.”

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The gleam of his smile

A clearly moved Hvorostovsky basked in the moment and momentarily broke character to acknowledge the love.

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The puff preliminary

Anna, Bart and Peter talk about the Met’s new season with the always engaging Michael Cooper of the New York Times.

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Anna and Yusif

“Et puis tout le monde a pris un beau long somme”

Emue aux larmes, la diva lui a donné son consentement.

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Anna behind bars

Anna Netrebko adds yet another veristic aria to her burgeoning repertoire: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele.

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Manon Lescaut

Insieme, perduta, abbandonata

La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko‘s forthcoming Verismo CD will include the complete Act Four of Manon Lescaut.

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Anna allein

Internet won

The above is, bar none, the greatest headline ever written.

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