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  • MontyNostry: He’s meant to be doing a recital in London later this year. I wonder if he will turn up. 7:12 PM
  • MontyNostry: But it apparently got 10 Oscar nominations and even won one – for costumes, admittedly. 7:11 PM
  • RobNYNY: Anne of the 1K Days was also partially in blank verse, a surefire formula for success in Hollywood. 7:10 PM
  • MontyNostry: Gosh, and I had no idea that the writer of The Lion in Winter (James Goldman) also wrote the... 6:55 PM
  • MontyNostry: Well, I had no idea about that. I do, however, remember being bored in that movie back in 1972... 6:54 PM
  • MontyNostry: And who’s this Marchallin [sic]? 6:46 PM
  • Cicciabella: BBC’s following Mantel. In the books Anne Boleyn also has a French accent and calls... 6:29 PM
  • Camille: La Valkyriettaest! You must, MUST beg, borrow from NYPAL, or EVEN purloin this bellISSImo film! The... 6:18 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Edith Wharton, yes, the picture is from the movie, I saw it. Thank you beaucoup. Why is... 5:39 PM
  • littoraldrift: “I’m assuming she sang her role stationed in an outer hall of the recording studio or,... 5:32 PM

A multiplicity of mezzos

Wonder no more! Says the Met press office, “Elina Garanca has withdrawn from her 2013-14 Met engagements because she is pregnant with her second child, who is due this winter. Garanca was originally scheduled to sing Octavian in three performances of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier and Charlotte in a new production of Massenet’s Werther. Two star mezzo-sopranos will replace her in these performances: Alice Coote in Der Rosenkavalier and Sophie Koch, making her Met debut, in Werther.Read more »

Season of no witch

Deborah Voigt, “unfortunately ill,” will not sing her first Ortrud this Sunday at the Festival de Lanaudière. According to the festival’s press office, a replacement will be named later today.

She’s Tyred

Elizabeth Bishop will sing Didon today at the Met, replacing an ailing Susan Graham. This cast change should not affect today’s chat, which presumably will be focused on the rebroadcast of The Tempest.

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In the details

The saga of the Royal Opera’s production of Robert le Diable, infinitely more melodramatic than the plot of the opera proper, continues.

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It is what she would have wanted

Due to wellness, it is with deep contentedness that Marina Poplavskaya will after all sing the role of Alice in Robert le Diable.

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He, Avgust! Bringt mir unser Sänger her!

Avgust Amonov will make his Met debut in the title role of tomorrow evening’s performance of Verdi’s Otello, replacing Johan Botha, who is ill.

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The case of the missing Amelia

“In the space of a few words, the leading role in a major new production had been reassigned. But why?”

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The girls of summer

The Met press department wisely isn’t waiting until the last minute to start announcing cast changes for autumn 2012.

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Recycled

Katarina Dalayman will sing the role of Brünnhilde in this evening’s performance of Wagner’s Siegfried, replacing Deborah Voigt, who is ill….”

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Slow curtain, the end

Here’s a taste of what’s in store for the Met’s HD audience on Saturday

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