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  • Poison Ivy: And I ask this because when I saw the POB (they came to NYC two years ago) the casting was... 7:58 PM
  • Poison Ivy: While we’re at it does the POB attract a similar young crowd? Or does ballet/dance attract... 7:54 PM
  • oedipe: BTW, the ONP has just published its 2013 accounts. It seems that the average age of the audience last... 7:47 PM
  • steveac10: Unless you’re a once in a generatio artist, is it really possible to get more than a golf... 7:39 PM
  • oedipe: Not the prettiest high notes, but they were there and well projected. Unfortunately, she didn’t... 7:37 PM
  • fletcher: Thanks for the info, oedipe. As for the audience being young, I think you’re right to credit... 7:35 PM
  • -Ed.: See? Better to wear an emerald necklace, like I do. Emeralds do not countenance vulgar clutching. At... 7:31 PM
  • Poison Ivy: How was Urmana’s top in Isolde? Last time I heard her she definitely had problematic high... 7:22 PM
  • Clita del Toro: I heard only parts of Puritani last night: additionally, the clip from the Met and several... 7:17 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: jacquino: I always make a point to review Ms. Racette’s bosom when I cover her... 7:04 PM

Long division

La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott have decided to go their separate ways. Expect an official announcement within a day or so.

X, Y and Anna

What better way for the world’s leading opera diva to celebrate Halloween than to dress up as “Slutty Zombie Circa 1972 Elizabeth Taylor?” Read more »

But screw your courage to the sticking-place

UPDATE: La Cieca has it on very good authority that the 2014-2015 Met season will include a revival of Verdi’s Macbeth featuring Anna Netrebko with Zeljko Lucic, Joseph Calleja and René Pape.

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Tonight or Neva

Last night, the Met opened the 2013-14 season with a handsome, fairly conservative new production of Eugene Onegin by Deborah Warner that replaces the handsome, fairly conservative one by Robert Carsen. (The trend is clear.)

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There’s no business like snow business

Tonight at long last brings us to our first Met livechat of the season, cher public.

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Pushkin comes to shove

Onegin, which opens the Met’s season on Monday, has taken an unusually precipitous tumble…

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Happy Birthday Anna Netrebko

The Met’s new Tatiana is 42 today.

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It won’t be easy, you’ll think it strange

“Some people said I have to say more,” Netrebko said.

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Annagnorsis

Our Own JJ debuts in the pages of the New York Observer.

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Lady be good

Anna Netrebko‘ s new CD of Verdi arias seems to be a bold, defiant, “in your face” statement about the direction she is taking with her career.

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