Cher Public

  • LT: No, Yoncheva was going to sing Mimi, Angel Blue was to be Musetta. 7:14 PM
  • Archaeopteryx: Ah okay, so I guess Angel Joy Blue is taking her part? Yoncheva surely would have sung Musetta? 6:43 PM
  • LT: I see. Yoncheva was listed up until yesterday. 6:19 PM
  • Archaeopteryx: Carmen Giannattasio and Angel Joy Blue are singing the female parts in Hannover, not Yoncheva. http://www.ndr.... 6:04 PM
  • -Ed.: I once had a fling with a Slovenian, His trombone was most incohervenient; Diamanda Galas often passed by and gassed, The results... 5:43 PM
  • LT: Yes, Nozze, silly me. And even if it’s excerpts, considering the schedule and the travel, it’s still too much. 5:27 PM
  • Hippolyte: Probably but a couple corrections: it’s Nozze, not Don Giovanni being done this year at Baden-Baden and the Verbier... 4:38 PM
  • The Conte: I once had a fling with a Slovenian and it was much like that. N. 4:29 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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