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  • scifisci: Thanks for this report. Do you or feldy know if there are recordings (or planned broadcasts) of... 12:43 PM
  • John L: What a discerning 7-year old! He might be the first 7-year old to not associate the Ride of the... 12:40 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: HOW TO INTRODUCE A CHILD TO OPERA: During our visit to the Met at the end of February, I... 12:11 PM
  • Belfagor: Oh dear, I’ve met the composer a few times and he’s a sweet man, but I sat through... 11:51 AM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: MMII – Herlitzius – How does such a big voice come from such a small person?... 11:38 AM
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  • ohbeone: Actually, Barry’s setting of Wilde’s play is the second operatic setting for the play.... 11:10 AM

From a distance

Things coming in the future, cher public: Anna Netrebko sings Adriana, Maddalena and Turandot; Stefan Herheim directs Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Scostatevi, profani!

Yet another new role for Anna Netrebko on the horizon: in a press conference yesterday in Mexico, the soprano announced she plans to sing Adriana Lecouvreur. Read more »

In questi fieri momenti

The program Anna Netrebko sang at Beaver Creek on Thursday included her first public performance of “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda, an aria she has recently recorded in Munich under the baton of Paolo Carignani for a forthcoming “verismo” disc. (That CD is also rumored to include scenes from Manon Lescaut and Turandot… with Netrebko in both title roles!)

Anna Csardas

The showgirl must go on

Last night’s complete concert version of Die Csárdásfürstin from Dresden is viewable, after the jump.

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Anna Netrebko

The seven percent solution

You figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public.

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Flame war

The role debut of a world-class singer is always a time of great anticipation, hopefully to be followed by celebration, if not unbridled jubilation.

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Anna Netrebko

First of the last

An early preview of the new Netrebko/Barneboim/Strauss CD, including Anna’s first performance of the “Vier letzte Lieder.”

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New Rock

A page right out of history

“This is obviously a difficult situation. But who knows Hans New Rock, knows his cool and objective aesthetic decision.”

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Anna and Cowboys

Gay cowboys rejoice!

During the Munich Opera Festival performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (28th and 31st of July 2015) Kristine Opolais will replace Anna Netrebko in the title role.

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Macbeth

Ricevete la mercè de’vostri onori

Join the party, cher public, for the free web broadcast of Macbeth tonight starting at 7:15. Of course, La Casa della Cieca will be buzzing!

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