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  • DonCarloFanatic: They took it down very fast. Usually they forget to check on a weekend. Oh, well. I saw most of it live. Love the... 11:50 PM
  • guy pacifica: Here’s a related question that’s always puzzled me. Verdi’s ballet music is usually cut from his operas... 11:39 PM
  • LT: So who is this “Mattel̶ 1;? 11:25 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: Mattel? Auto-correct pulled a funny! 11:12 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=YVGw gu8R1ZA DIOS MIO!!!!! Where have I been???? Magda Nieves, de {Puerto Rico, is a Facebook... 11:00 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Well, Fred and Rita too, and Cyd, and Leslie, etc. :) 10:00 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Ages ago I took a little friend to the Met to see Walküre (not abridged, and with no crocodiles, helicopters, motels,... 9:51 PM
  • SilvestriWoman: Astute as ever, Ivy! I’ve never heard her live but, judging from the clips posted here, I’d think she was at... 9:21 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 »