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  • La Cieca: Because a woman who has lived for a decade on sheer hatred, and then sees her mother and her mother’s lover murdered... 8:03 PM
  • amg: The projected supertitles also accompanied Satyagraha. 8:03 PM
  • Sempre liberal: Thanks. I guess it was more important for Orest to kill mom. I did miss Hildegarde Behrens dance tho. This dance was like... 7:59 PM
  • Porgy Amor: The Guardian stabs Aegisth in the back. 7:46 PM
  • Sempre liberal: In this production, did Orest kill Aegisth or did his pal do it? I admit, I was really watching the orchestra at this... 7:42 PM
  • phoenix: Don’t let it give you any ideas. 7:38 PM
  • m. croche: “The Nose”, I think (?) 7:24 PM
  • Sempre liberal: Any “The Light in the Piazza” fans? I loved Victoria Clark and Kelli O’Hara in it, and I saw it a few... 7:22 PM

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…!”

It is one of the most basic truths of the gay male experience that any life situation imaginable can be summed up with a line from All About Eve. And, as you see from the headline above, that’s how La Cieca (pictured, artist’s conception) is reacting to this utter balderdash about James Levine‘s cancellation of Lulu at the Met.   Read more »

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from three performances of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Met this season, on October 7, 10, and 17.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

Ah, con tal morbo ogni speranza è morta

Ludovic Tézier is continuing to recover from an illness.

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