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  • LT: An idea for a regie Nozze – set it in the Clinton household. 6:41 PM
  • grimoaldo: https://www.thegua rdian.com/culture/ 2016/jul/27/edinbu rgh-festival-offer s-refunds-for-cont roversial-opera-be fore-opening... 6:38 PM
  • lastcastrato: Indeed. Domenico Mustafa, castrato (1829-1912) was considered for the role of Klingsor by Wagner himself. 6:16 PM
  • Patrick Mack: Thank You Milly, I still can’t believe that review and I’ve read it twice. Not that I’m not a fan of that... 6:10 PM
  • Milly Grazie: FYI before anyone pitches in… I do realize that the video I sent link of is NOT a clip from the Hollywood Bowl Tosca,... 5:49 PM
  • Milly Grazie: Just looked at the short clip here – www.hollywoodbowl. com/tickets/tosca/ 2016-07-24 Embarrassing! Scarpia wandering... 5:41 PM
  • bronzino: The role of Klingsor is such a lost opportunity– with his particular ‘amputation& #8217;, would not this have been a... 5:02 PM
  • PCally: Grummer is even better on that recording than the studio as well. 5:01 PM

Separated at cleavage

Don’t tell Sonya Yoncheva, but it looks like Angela Gheorghiu has stolen her costume from Otello Act 3.   Read more »

Free Anna

Bel canto fanciers, diva fanatics and freebie queens alike will be delighted to hear that the Met is offering 2,500 gratis tickets to the September 22 open dress rehearsal of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role. Read more »

Face time

traviataAs we look forward to New Year’s Eve and to the gala opening of Willy Decker’s La Traviata at the Met, it seems fitting to look back—by way of the official, live, DVD recording of the production’s sensational world premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2005—to get some sense of what’s behind all the hype. Released in 2005 by Deutsche Grammophon, this recording promises an exciting evening for the Met’s audience on December 31st, but also raises the question of whether the New York premiere will live up to the high expectations set in Salzburg.

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