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  • meowiaclawas: armerjacquino, yes, yes, I was thinking the same! 6:53 PM
  • Cicciabella: I’m sure Piotr Beczala would have been infinitely delighted with such a feature. 6:52 PM
  • oedipe: Coote sang La favorite a couple of years ago in a staged version at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.... 6:47 PM
  • armerjacquino: Ten WHOLE dollars? ;-) 6:32 PM
  • MontyNostry: Maybe he just didn’t have enough voice for the role. 6:31 PM
  • MontyNostry: The singers of Covent Garden’s young artists’ programme performed Act 1 of La... 6:29 PM
  • Uncle Kvetch: I really don’t think that level of snark was warranted. So sorry to have wasted your time. 6:27 PM
  • warmke: Exactly correct. I sat opposite Gordon 20 years ago, found him incompetent in representing his... 6:18 PM
  • La Cieca: The HD screenings are a wonderful thing in their own right, but they’re proven to be neither a cash... 6:18 PM
  • Cicciabella: You show them, AJ. Forza contains some of the most magnificent music Verdi ever wrote. Granted,... 6:09 PM

Second guess

“Correction: August 15, 2013 An earlier version of this post referred incorrectly to the gender of the mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Ms. Barton is a woman.” [New York Times]

Durch Mitleid wissend

“An article on Feb. 10 about a new Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera misstated what happens at the end of a Parsifal performance at Bayreuth. There is applause at the end of the opera, not none at all.” [New York Times]

The shock of the new

“The article also referred imprecisely to offerings in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2012-13 season. While A Streetcar Named Desire, by André Previn, is the only one that was composed in the last 100 years, the company will also present Richard Strauss’s Elektra, which was first performed in 1909. Thus it is not the case that A Streetcar Named Desire is the only opera in the company’s season ‘from the last century’ if ‘the last century’ is taken as a reference to the 20th century.” [New York Times]

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Save the Bess for last

Well, actually, it appears Michael Riedel was misinformed. (Alert the media!) The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is, in fact, coming to Broadway. [New York Times]

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Right the first time

“In an April 9 story about tenor Juan Diego Florez helping deliver his baby minutes before singing in the Metropolitan Opera production of Le Comte Ory, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the soprano starring in the broadcast was Renee Fleming. The singer was Diana Damrau. Fleming was the host.” [AP]

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Fun with statistics

A correction from the Met press office:  

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