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  • Camille: As well, what about this Wotan and why haven’t I heard more about him from some parterrian or other? True that he sings... 10:21 AM
  • Camille: Tantissimi auguri al Egregissimo Maestro di MUsica, Riccardo MUTI! httpv://youtube.co m/watch?v=lr8FIaHh aS8 In his finest... 10:03 AM
  • Krunoslav: Those Archives can be tricky…. 9:56 AM
  • Orlando Furioso: GERAINT Evans. I honestly don’t know if that was autocorrect or me typing carelessly. 9:53 AM
  • Orlando Furioso: As has been recounted in more than one book (I recall those by Bing and Gearing Evans), Solti wanted Watson for the Peter... 9:52 AM
  • Christopher Corwin: Thanks. Both the SF archives (again) and an old friend in Chicago let me down. 9:46 AM
  • Camille: What a rare treat! I can hardly wait to hear this one and, certainly, didn’t expect the luxury of hearing Mrs Watson in... 9:36 AM
  • Krunoslav: Two other major Watson studio recordings: Anna in Klemperer’s not quite gelled DON GIOVANNI and Agathe in the von Matacic... 9:28 AM

Man of steel

“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement: a performance of Verdi’s 1853 spellbinder to rank with one’s rosiest recollections of past glories, in combination with a poignant human story that left both cast and audience dissolved in tears.” [New York Observer]

The gleam of his smile

Earlier this year when the Met announced its 2015-16 season, the fall revival of Verdi’s Il Trovatore looked pretty routine– except the first US Leonoras of reigning diva Anna Netrebko. Few would have predicted that Friday night’s prima would turn out to be one of the most thrilling—and moving–performances heard at the house in many a season.   Read more »

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »

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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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