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  • antikitschychick: Lol member a few months ago when that other interview came out how we were going back and... 2:51 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: P.S. Oh dear Miss Ivy- now you’re in a fix! That Sutherland/Gedda pirate is truly one... 2:38 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Kwiecien, during an interview with Margaret Juntwait in one of this week’s... 2:35 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Well I think I must have done the dumbest thing in the world. I just finished listening the 1963... 2:31 PM
  • decotodd: And thank you Dylan for the great PURITANI videos! Let’s hope that ’76 footage emerges... 2:27 PM
  • decotodd: The Met’s website has posted dress rehearsal excerpts of Olga P’s “Qui La... 2:19 PM
  • almavivante: Mariusz may have caught the bug that made Brownlee somewhat indisposed at Monday’s dress.... 2:11 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: It also doesn’t help that Brownlee seems to have an angry look on his face. 2:02 PM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Sorry Oscar Hammerstein! 1:38 PM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I think I’d prefer her in the higher tessitura Wagner heroines, so more Senta/Elsa/El... 1:34 PM

The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.   Read more »

Mission statement

Can it be nearly a quarter-century ago that an Italian mezzo-soprano in her early twenties recorded her first recital? Classical music and the recording industry have undergone remarkable changes during the intervening years, but Cecilia Bartoli remains the same passionate iconoclast who burst onto the scene with that 1988 Rossini CD. Any new Bartoli recording has become a big event, and Mission–her just-released collection of music by Agostino Steffani–proves once again that there is no one quite like Bartoli– ever the Roman conqueror! Read more »