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  • Milady DeWinter: “stand-in 221; for those issues. 12:54 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: “it was more Filippo-as-Prufroc k in the quartet.” 211;well, you’re... 12:53 PM
  • antikitschychick: oh snaps you’re right!!!! Thanks for the tip :-). 12:44 PM
  • antikitschychick: Perhaps it’s because I haven’t heard her live but I tend to agree with warmke... 12:41 PM
  • La Cieca: I’d have to find her neck first. 12:39 PM
  • turings: I recognise exactly what Ilka Saro means, but I love Furlanetto’s Filippo –he seems to find... 12:37 PM
  • Gualtier M: Question to La Cieca: are you going to see “Living on Love”? There are $20 rush... 12:35 PM
  • Ilka Saro: “Three dedicated Don Carlo days” sounds like very sensible self-care to me! 12:35 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: I thought Morris was excellent – not a wobble to be heard – although some hard... 12:30 PM
  • davenport: Well the most obvious soprano La Cieca would strangle would be Renee Fleming – he’s... 12:26 PM

And the 2013 Pubies go to…

One startling upset catches the eye among the many winners (if that is the word) of the 2013 Parterre Box Awards. Read more »

Why, oh why?

“Alden Drops the Ballo: His Milquetoast Take on Verdi’s Classic Fizzles at the Met” [New York Observer]

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“Last week’s freak nor’easter set the tone for Thursday’s chilly new production of Un Ballo in Maschera at the Met…. Sadly, [David Alden's] Ballo feels more like a pitch meeting than a production. There’s an avalanche of ideas, but none of them are developed.” [New York Post]

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The man in the ironic mask

The realization of the opera Un ballo in maschera by Verdi and the librettist Antonio Somma is almost as famous as the opera itself.

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The man behind the mask

Recently your doyenne engaged in an email-based interview with David Alden, director of the Met’s new production of Un ballo in maschera, opening on Thursday.

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I had a dream

And in this dream, WQXR’s Operavore was hosting an exclusive season preview for the Met at the charming downtown Greene Space.

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Medium and rare

“Considering one of the season’s star singers is a plus-size female impersonator, opera this fall is anything but a drag.”

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Closet drama

I have a confession to make about Britten’s opera Billy Budd: I don’t like it very much.”

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Don’t drop the Regie

Our most recent Regie quiz yielded lots of guesses from the cher public, many of them very clever indeed.

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