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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Annette Dasch cancelled her Bayreuth Elsas some time ago: maternity leave.... 10:43 AM
  • Krunoslav: Suspect what you like. I’m sure I don’t care. 10:26 AM
  • manou: You have just been awarded a free pass to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. 10:19 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Just call it “scheduled maintenance.” ; That covers a multitude of sins. 10:17 AM
  • Hippolyte: However, I suspect the list of those trashed runs considerably longer. 10:15 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Kruno is wont to heap derision and opprobrium on anyone vaguely connected to the... 10:01 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: My sister happened to be in Orange earlier this week and was allowed to watch some of the... 9:48 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Haha, that was probably my fault! 9:38 AM
  • manou: (The heat has fried my brain). 9:20 AM

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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)


Sail away

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

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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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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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