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  • Loge: Latonia Moore sang a beautiful Aida this year with the (currently locked out) Atlanta Symphony. Stuart... 7:34 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I think the 1960 Norma is more or less the best thing she ever did and I much prefer it to... 7:23 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I did point out the staged Fiedlio performances in Athens in my first response to Luvt on... 7:17 AM
  • tiger1: Krunoslav, what an unkind posting. Why not rather hope that a year’s sabbatical is exactly what... 7:08 AM
  • Buster: Wrong show. 7:02 AM
  • Chanterelle: Just got an announcement from Opera de Paris that they will be broadcasting and/or streaming... 6:50 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Peerce mentions that in his autobiography . . . also Robert Merrill (but I think he only... 6:17 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: (Wilson was the original Baby Doe) 6:16 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: BTW I also heard that one of the guys in the cabaret group Gotham played a drag Fruma... 6:15 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: And of course remembering that a pre-opera career Julia Migenes created the role of Hodel... 6:13 AM

La place des étoiles

“Le Concert de Paris” featuring Natalie Dessay, Anna Netrebko, Olga Peretyatko, Elina Garanca, Piotr Beczala, Lawrence Brownlee and Laurent Naouri, with the Orchestre National de France sous la direction de Daniele Gatti. Watch it!

And Tony goes to…

La Cieca spies spotted the New York TimesAnthony Tommasini at the opening of the Salzburg Meistersinger, which indicates his review should be appearing by tomorrow at the latest. The cher public are invited to predict what his take will be on Daniele Gatti’s music direction and Stefan Herheim’s staging, and anything else you might expect he’d comment on…

Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!

Wagner’s Meistersinger, in a witty, sumptuous performance (thanks to Stefan Herheim and Daniele Gatti, respectively) is now being streamed on 3sat.online, available, so far as La Cieca can tell, wherever the internet reaches. Read more »

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One touch of venous

Like the hero of Parsifal, who finds the Holy Grail after a lifetime of frustrated wandering, the Met’s audience was finally rewarded for its patience.

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