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  • oedipe: even DG should be A REAL MAN, also Faust and even Werther. Some like boys, orthers prefere men, thats... 2:47 PM
  • Cicciabella: Lohengrin, Alagna is all man. Ask Angie. Or rather, don’t, not any more. 2:40 PM
  • olliedawg: Eric Cantor’s looking for a job. 2:39 PM
  • olliedawg: hahahaha…LaC , you wicked thing…don 217;t make me laugh while I’m drinking... 2:37 PM
  • Henry Holland: Let’s say Peter Gelb is cast in to a lake of operatic fire and the job at the... 2:35 PM
  • La Cieca: Gordon added, “This is worse than Hitler times AIDS raised to the power of 9/11.” 2:32 PM
  • Lohengrin: Oh that gremlins: “night” ; of course; and “others̶ 1;; sorry 2:31 PM
  • olliedawg: Should have read: “Gordon̵ 7;s memo…words fail…(hard to believe)” 2:30 PM
  • olliedawg: Gordon’s memo… (hard to believe). 2:29 PM
  • Lohengrin: Yes; he got up in the hight when one of his children cried and stumbled…. “Kaufmann is... 2:28 PM

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Another season opens this weekend, the much-admired series of livestreams from the Bayerische Staatsoper. The live online telecasts begin with Wozzeck starring Simon Keenlyside on Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 PM EDT.   Read more »

There’s no business like snow business

Tonight at long last brings us to our first Met livechat of the season, cher public, in connection with tonight’s livestream of Eugene Onegin, with the preshow starting at 6:00 and the opera proper a half hour later.

Lady of the house

How’s about a little light summer chat Tuesday afternoon starting at 2:15 EDT, when parterre fave Danielle de Niese headlines Don Pasquale, webcast live from the Glyndebourne Festival? (Photo: Clive Barda)

hollander

Sail away

Opening the 2013 Bayreuth Festival today, Der Fliegende Holländer conducted by Christian Thielemann (not pictured).

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elektra

Count the days

What seems to be the European opera event of the summer, Elektra from the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, will be webcast just a little over 48 hours from now, starting at 2:00 PM EDT on Friday.

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rigoletto

The rise of the clowns

What better way to spend a lazy Friday afternoon in midsummer than watching a webcast of Rigoletto?

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Hysterical blindness

Before we Yanks all go our merry ways for the July 4 holiday, here’s a quick reminder of this summer’s must-see.

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Ariadne auf Naxos

Shattered island

Some rare midweek chatting fodder turns up this afternoon when the Glyndebourne Festival webcasts Ariadne auf Naxos at 6:55pm BST/1:55pm EDT.

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Qui la chat sua soave

La Cieca is away, but the regular Saturday chat goes on uninterrupted: this week with archival podcasts of I puritani from 1972 starring Luciano Pavarotti and birthday girl Beverly Sills.

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Encore! Encore!

For tomorrow afternoon’s chat at La Casa della Cieca, your doyenne offers an unusual double blast from the past.

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