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  • grimoaldo: Parterre disappeared last night, at least for me, I was wondering if King Kong and Godzilla had... 8:25 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Euryanthe at Bard – Dress Rehearsal last night It will be interesting to read the... 8:25 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: And I’ve just asked to join the chorus – I’ll waive from the stage (if they... 8:21 AM
  • messa di voce: What did you say the problem is? 8:20 AM
  • manou: Thanks for this Cocky – just booked for a couple of these. Now to survive until 2015… 8:13 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: It seems quite wrong of us to be talking about Miricioiu’s career in the past tense... 8:03 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Foster should pay Bayreuth to have the honor of singing there. Ditto for Linda Watson and... 7:45 AM
  • manou: Oops! Mon Dieu quelle erreur!! 7:41 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Careful Manou – Cheryl Baker is something else entirely. 7:40 AM
  • manou: Kruno is wont to heap derision and opprobrium on anyone vaguely connected to the Commonwealth, so it... 7:32 AM

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 »