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  • Poison Ivy: I also think the second act makes the characters kind of intolerable. As I said, the sudden... 7:44 PM
  • MontyNostry: I’m so pleased I’m not alone in feeling that Act II of Don G goes badly off –... 7:22 PM
  • Gualtier M: Just a note about the Act II problems in “Don Giovanni” that Poison Ivy astutely... 7:16 PM
  • olliedawg: You speak my mind, Poison Ivy. As much as I don’t want to admit it, I, too, find Act II of... 7:15 PM
  • La Cieca: The correct link is http://www.ustream .tv/channel/978781 8 sorry for the confusion 7:12 PM
  • tinhtraiviet: Thanks for the head-up, but I don’t see any streaming link/button on the linked page,... 6:50 PM
  • CwbyLA: One of my favorite scenes. Gencer and Verrett to die for. 6:30 PM
  • CwbyLA: Oh my god. Those Il mio figlios are bloody amazing. I have never heard anyone give such spine... 6:23 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Well I disagree. I think Don Giovanni’s second act loses a lot of steam. Almost everything... 4:53 PM
  • operaassport: Great review but I must disagree with your first few paragraphs. Giovanni is absolute perfect... 4:40 PM

Queens logic

UPDATE: This afternoon’s Operavore program now available for streaming, after the jump.

Saturday afternoon at 12:30 on WQXR’s magazine show Operavore, our own JJ talks about Mathilde Marchesi and Antony Roth Costanzo discusses his Orlofsky role in the Met’s Fledermaus. Or, to put it another way, this is a show so gay only pugs can hear it. Read more »

Tucker everlasting

Those dear, dear people over The Greene Space at WQXR would like you, cher public, to join them this Friday for a concert saluting this year’s winner of the Richard Tucker Award, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. More details on the program and how you can win two free tickets to the event after the jump! Read more »

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »

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You’ve got to taste all the fruit

F. Paul Driscoll, editor of Opera News [not pictured], is optimistic.”

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