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  • CwbyLA: Great review Albert! So informative. It was a great pleasure to read it. I saw the work in Santa Fe last year. It was my first... 2:25 AM
  • Vergin Vezzosa: My out on a limb guess for Salome next season at the Met is Lisa Lindstrom. Please not Nada M.. Next week we will know. 2:18 AM
  • NPW-Paris: As it happens, so did I. I only ever saw her once before in in I Capuleti, and it wasn’t a great evening – at... 1:39 AM
  • Niel Rishoi: A sheer pleasure to read your intelligent words, Albert – thank you so much! 1:17 AM
  • dgf: In a word, sublime! 1:04 AM
  • la vociaccia: A lot have announced already. The Met is quite slow for that level of company. Houston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco,... 12:58 AM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: I agree – at least two per month. 12:54 AM
  • la vociaccia: Yeah I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s probably, you know, Die Michael… 12:52 AM

The mighty Quinn

Baritone Quinn Kelsey has been named the recipient of the tenth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.  The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Triple threat

Congratulations to Bryan Hymel (right), winner of the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera “for his performances in Les Troyens, Robert Le Diable and Rusalka at the Royal Opera House.” Looking on is Helen Mirren, also a winner, Best Actress in The Audience. [The Telegraph]

Énée day now

Tenor Bryan Hymel has been named the recipient of the eighth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for “extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40″ who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. The award, given in honor of Beverly Sills, was established in 2006 by an endowment gift from Agnes Varis, a managing director on the Met board, and her husband, Karl Leichtman.

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May I have the envelope please?

Our Own JJ (not pictured) is delighted and humbled—well, delighted anyway…

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