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  • ML: Thanks, Decaf. There is also an Arthaus DVD made in Potsdam in 2004, conducted by Katschner. And one... 6:38 AM
  • ML: Then there is the great — and funny — Dominique Visse, who sang vividly as a satyr (Satirino)... 6:25 AM
  • turings: Stanley Townsend is a great stage actor – I remember him in the premiere of Conor McPherson̵... 6:13 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: In that picture she looks like a young Judy Densch. 6:05 AM
  • Buster: Moser recorded Der Bajazzo in 1980, auf Italienisch, despite the title. With Franco Bonisolli:... 6:01 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Lance Ryan has asked to be released from this Bayreuth Siegfrieds next season since he could... 5:55 AM
  • Ruxxy: How wonderful to hear Bidu Sayao again. She was one of the iconic artists at the Met for many... 4:58 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: How utterly sweet of you to suggest this, ML, but I have to say that I am... 4:30 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: Teseo is in my fav Handel opera. Startling music a shame it is not done more. Also,... 4:17 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: To the best of my knowledge, airchecks were done in the 1930s and 1940s as... 4:12 AM

Boy wonder

Which clean-shaven young tenor must be feeling full of beans to hear he is the winner of this year’s Richard Tucker award?

Do my eyes deceive me?

Which artist who recently won acclaim at the Met will return to that theater very soon to provide an unexpected “bright” spot in a much-anticipated revival this spring?

I just don’t see it

Which soprano, whose lovely voice and charming stage presence should make her worth her weight in gold, is not being asked back to an opera company where she’s had great success? Is it because she’s developed a reputation for being difficult?

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One final glimpse

Which age-appropriate role will serve as the vehicle the return of a veteran diva to the New York stage for the first time this century?

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Kingdom of the blind item

If there is truth in this rumor, which New York opera company will attempt a renaissance this summer with a revival of an operatic rarity, though likely without the magnificent cast the conductor assembled for his recent recording of the same work?

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Prognosis negative

Which opera rag has just done away with its new publisher, less than three months after a much-publicized hire?

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Something unseen

Which resurgent maestro’s instructions to the musical staff have rung out clear as a bell: “Can’t stand those operas you’ve programmed in my absence, so get them off the future schedule?”

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Blind leap

Which much-disliked diva at the Met will be replaced for the 2017 New Year’s Eve gala, repaid thus after only eight seasons on the roster?

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Blind spot

Which honcho in the Met’s administration is retiring this spring, leaving a major gap in the chain of command?

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Von Kopf bis Fuss

La Cieca is happy to present the following readymade blind item.

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