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  • m. croche: Ooops, not intended as a direct reply to Belfagor, but to the main review. 5:15 PM
  • m. croche: Reading this review, and some of the reactions here, just makes me depressed about opera... 5:14 PM
  • kashania: :) 5:10 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I hope no one, least of all Fabiano, makes lemons out of this lemonade. Good luck to all! 5:04 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: The Machine for productions of other operas? The possibilities are endless. Finally, a set... 4:52 PM
  • justanothertenor: This is just happy coincidence, I believe. He finished Faust in Paris Saturday. His next... 4:48 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: kashania, I resemble that! It was purposefully over-the-top. 4:45 PM
  • Camille: oh lord. that is taking it toooooooooooo far afield. Strokes and heart attacks aplenty amongst the... 4:15 PM
  • jacobelli: I’ve got tickets for Tuesday night. Calleja has sounded sick this entire run. I hope he... 4:12 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Or baring her chest as Attila? 4:10 PM

The woman in Greene

Susan Graham (pictured) and Piotr Beczala are the latest additions to the roster of “WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights” at The Greene Space on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM. And a lucky parterrian +1 will be special guests at the event!   Read more »

Jewels of the nile

No two ways about it, cher public, you fell in love with the They’re only in it for the ‘do’ competition, and two of you came around the last turn neck and neck. Read more »

Ildar pursuit

Our good friends (and advertisers) at Maestro Artist Management have been wondering just how much you, the cher public, know about Ildar Abdrazakov. To test your  knowledge, they are offering a coveted prize to two lucky parterrrians who can answer the trivia questions that follow the jump. Read more »

Alexandre

Daily double

Here’s a quick last-minute quiz for you Martinu fans out there: answer the question after the jump and win two tickets to Gotham Chamber Opera’s double bill program of Alexandre bis and Comedy on the Bridge this week.

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Stolta Paura

Open mike night

Some very clever casting indeed in this week’s “Dream Team” competition.

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Together Again

Dream team

In honor of WQXR’s salute to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation next week—featuring Tucker honoree Michael Fabiano and hosted by legendary Renata Scotto—La Cieca invites the cher public to compete for free tickets to the mini-concert.

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Monster ball

I have banged on and on about doing an “Abscheulicher” quiz for years.

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giasone

Cogito argo sum

The front runner in our devilishly difficult “D’amor sull’ali” quiz is Giasone (pictured), with 22 of 30 singers correctly identified.

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Ladies in the dark

And now, cher public, the vocal identification quiz in excelsis, Leonora’s great Act IV scena from Il trovatore, as sung by 25 sopranos (and five tenors).

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Pietà di me!

Perhaps, you, cher public, will be crying out the above-mentioned phrase when you hear the most recent vocal collage prepared by our dear DeCaffarrelli.

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