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  • DeepSouthSenior: Well, I’m wincing with paid from all the arm-twisting, so both it is! We have a fine big screen plasma TV with... 11:16 PM
  • Donna Anna: Yeah, you can watch it at home but for us, this was an OMG best experienced in the theater. The Saturday audience was pretty... 11:01 PM
  • CwbyLA: Go see it in the movie theater. It is a stunning performance. You should not wait that long for it to appear on bluray. The... 9:25 PM
  • Krunoslav: “Mastilovic, Behrens, Zschau” ……R 30;…. As Irving Kolodin wrote in one of his better phrases,... 9:24 PM
  • Krunoslav: Zach Borichevsky as Anatol???????????? ??? 8:50 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: After the initial set up, all the parties, domestic and international, make a profit with the Met’s HD... 8:25 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Santa Fe, quite aside from the summer season, is a pretty good opera town and for the most part the Metcasts, shown... 8:09 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I think it will be. From what I can hear Stemme has an attractive middle register which is considerably warmer and richer than... 7:56 PM

Aftermath

“Aus den Trümmern der zusammengestürzten Halle sehen die Männer und Frauen in höchster Ergriffenheit dem wachsenden Feuerschein am Himmel zu. Als dieser endlich in lichtester Helligkeit leuchtet, erblickt man darin den Saal Walhalls, in welchem die Götter und Helden, ganz nach der Schilderung Waltrautes im ersten Aufzuge, versammelt sitzen. Helle Flammen scheinen in dem Saal der Götter aufzuschlagen. Als die Götter von den Flammen gänzlich verhüllt sind, fällt der Vorhang.”   Read more »

Der Götter Ende dämmert nun auf

This is the end.

James Levine has just canceled all engagements between now and October, except for the two remaining peformances of Die Walküre at the Met May 9 and 14.  Fabio Luisi will take over the Carnegie Hall concert with Natalie Dessay on May 16 and Levine’s duties on the Japan tour, conducting Don Carlo and La Bohème.

The statement from the Met, which follows the jump, optimistically predicts that after “taking the summer off to rest and recuperate from his ongoing back condition,” the maestro will return to the podium for the new production of Don Giovanni opening October 13. Read more »