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  • PushedUpMezzo: I know Spanish rake is a Don G reference, rhyming neatly with mannish fake; but Ildebrando is... 4:09 AM
  • steveac10: Hah! Good catch! Oddly, D’Arcangelo is one of my imaginary boyfriends (I have a virtual... 12:45 AM
  • mia apulia: indeed, lovely; in a period when recordings were left so much closer to what the singing... 12:34 AM
  • Krunoslav: Sylvia Sass under-recorded? MACBETH, ATTILA, BELFAGOR, BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE, DON GIOVANNI,... 11:59 PM
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  • RobNYNY: Brooks. 11:17 PM
  • RobNYNY: I am not disappointed. It is just what I have come to expect of Freni. Beautiful voice, great stage... 11:16 PM
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  • RobNYNY: I am not disappointed. It is just what I have come to expect of Freni. Beautiful voice, great stage... 11:11 PM

O blind item!

Ask not which soprano just canceled her only remaining opera gig for the year; ask whether the blue gown will fit her replacement.

Something unseen

Which opera company has informed a budding composer they are willing to add his new opera to their repertoire for next season… so long as said composer can pony up the estimated $2 million it would cost to present his work?

In the kingdom of the blind

Which veteran artist delivers doubly sad news this week, canceling an opera that was written for her?

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Blind as… an item

Which Tony and Emmy winner plans to max out his acting resume by appearing at the Met next season, though, oddly enough, not in Traviata?

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Nel mezzo del cammin

Congratulations to Isabel Leonard , not only the winner of the 2013 Richard Tucker award, but also the subject of a recent blind item on parterre box!

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Midway in my song

Which music foundation’s choice of an award winner this year is perhaps neither brave nor new, but certainly a world of difference from the tenors they usually give it to?

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E pur così in tre settimane

Who would be so benighted as to send a unprepared substitute into the lion’s den of the Met?

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Comet over Broadway

Which new addition to the Met (a 2010 debut) has just had a return engagement for 2016-17 canceled?

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A good blind item is worth repeating

Which singer has turned out to be such a headache that the artistic administration have decided they’d better fly over a replacement?

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Things unseen

Which artist who’s no longer in denial about waning abilities is about to withdraw (or be withdrawn) from the next (and probably last) Met project?

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