Cher Public

  • Krunoslav: Sure is, but deluded fanboy “queeny fuckery” renders it “poised̶ 1;. 12:35 PM
  • la vociaccia: That “poised̶ 1; Dove Sono is hot garbage. 12:29 PM
  • Niel Rishoi: I LOVE YOU.You get it. 12:17 PM
  • Camille: And before calling others “an old hag” it’s probably just as well to pick up Thaïs’s mirror and take a... 12:07 PM
  • Camille: Sir—I am most certainly no kind of a *queeny fucker*, don’t indulge in such tattling, and have a great deal of compassion... 12:03 PM
  • armerjacquino: She’s clearly having a whale of a time, obviously sending herself up, and I bet it was a ton of fun in the hall.... 11:58 AM
  • Niel Rishoi: Lol!! More Jungle Red claws please! 11:56 AM
  • Operngasse: I only saw Lorraine Hunt Lieberson once, and it was at SF Opera. The production was L’ Incoronanzione de Poppea, and... 11:55 AM

Misses Lovett

Mrs VoigtEleven months in advance, Deborah Voigt has canceled her role debut as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Florida Grand Opera. The company will do Un ballo in maschera instead! [South Florida Classical Review]

Ah, cruel! La bronchite s’accompagne d’une toux profonde!

“Madame Anna Netrebko, souffrant d’une bronchite aiguë, ne sera pas en mesure d’assurer le rôle de Leonora pour la représentation du spectacle Il Trovatore ce jeudi 11 février,” reads a press release from the Opéra national de Paris.  Read more »

E il ciel non ha più fulmini?

“Els tenors José Cura i Carl Tanner cantaran el rol d’Otello en l’òpera de Verdi en substitució d’Aleksandrs Antonenko, qui ha cancellat la seva participació per raons personals. Les sopranos Ermonela Jaho i Maria Katzarava cantaran el rol de Desdemona a l’Otello de Verdi en substitució de Carmen Giannattasio, qui s’ha vist obligada a cancellar la seva participació.” [Gran Teatre del Liceu]

what gets me

“What gets me…!”

What gets me, La Cieca snaps, is not so much that Levine bit off more than he could chew, because that’s old news.

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Hvorostovsky

Phases of the moon

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from three performances of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Met this season, on October 7, 10, and 17.

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hunch

Hunch confirmed

George Gagnidze and Zeljko Lucic will share the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Met this fall, replacing Simon Keenlyside

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Mildreds

Out of the frying pan

Met press office: Salvatore Cordella will sing Edgardo in this evening’s performance of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, replacing Joseph Calleja, who is ill.

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Lucic

Spring can really hang you up the most

Zeljko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness.

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Where in the world

Where in the world is Cecilia Bartoli?

“Famed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has canceled her California tour, including performances March 31 and April 2 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall.”

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Keenlyside

Non son io, mio Carlo

“Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Luca Salsi will sing the role of Rodrigo in this season’s performances of Verdi’s Don Carlo, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.” So says the Met’s press department.

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