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  • phoenix: Haven’t heard Mattila since she did Ariadne last year – around that time I also heard... 11:52 AM
  • PCally: I love her Elisabeth but her French is close to incomprehensible. I don’t mind that so much... 11:52 AM
  • armerjacquino: She’s sung in French before, most famously in the Bondy DON CARLOS. And the Marschallin... 11:46 AM
  • PCally: I can’t picture the Marschallin at all. Marie obviously and Erwartung. Can’t picture... 11:39 AM
  • Krunoslav: A very overqualified Gutrune? 11:34 AM
  • phoenix: according to operabase.com, Heave-ho is scheduled to sing Elisabetta AGAIN – surely you... 11:32 AM
  • armerjacquino: That would be BRILLIANT. 11:28 AM
  • Krunoslav: How about Clairon, premiered by a Straussian soprano (Hildegard Ranczak) but in mezzo turf? Needs... 11:26 AM
  • steveac10: It kind of spoils the hat trick if she only does two of the three prima donna roles. Also –... 11:13 AM
  • kashania: Wow, I was not expecting Klytämnestra so soon. AJ: Also Ortrud and Fricka. But Ortrud would have... 11:09 AM

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Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin (not pictured) congratulates Countervail for the best attempt at identifying the “Brass Divas.” Read more »

Ich sah das Kind

La Cieca hears that Dame Gwyneth Jones has added yet another “role” to hear already vast repertoire, that of grandmother. The diva’s granddaughter, Sophia Magdalena, was born several days ago. The “lively, red-haired” baby and her mother, Susannah Haberfeld, are both reported in excellent condition.

Nel mezzo del cammin

Congratulations to Isabel Leonard (center), not only the winner of the 2013 Richard Tucker award, but also the subject of a recent blind item on parterre box! [Associated Press]

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“He is more than a prince, he’s an ace!”

Doubled and redoubled congratulations to Met press director Peter Clark, who tied for the Greater New York Bridge Association Flight B Player of the Year award.

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Who can that attractive girl be?

La Cieca wants to be among the first to congratulate soprano Ailyn Pérez, who is the winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award.

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