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  • La marquise de Merteuil: I just LURVE Netrebko’s approximatura … 4:36 AM
  • Archaeopteryx: LOL this site is wonderful and hilarious :D :D :D And yes, her name is truly diva-ish, given... 4:22 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: All those had sung Eva already years before and weren’t debuting the role! And at 55... 3:50 AM
  • Cicciabella: Thank you for posting this link, Oedipe. I’d read about this production but was not aware... 3:40 AM
  • ML: Let’s see how Petersen does … 3:00 AM
  • Cicciabella: In Turkish, Bora is a boy’s name, denoting strength and power. 2:44 AM
  • La Cieca: People here might think “the economy is bad and people don’t like opera anymore” are very... 2:36 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: I’ve just finished watching it. The parallel story with Els was poignant and brilliantly... 1:16 AM
  • Jack Jikes: Ivy – I’m a fan of your critiques – but – your enthusiasm for Soviet... 12:20 AM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: And after all – is there a more diva like name than hers? Take a look at... 11:54 PM

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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