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  • Lady Abbado: Verranno a te… httpv://www.youtub 3g-MIT8 9:02 AM
  • Lohengrin: How were Siegmund and Sieglinde? 8:57 AM
  • Bill: Camille – I was able to see two performances of Karoly Goldmark’s remarkable Die Koenigen von Saba (the Queen of Sheba)... 8:56 AM
  • Podlesmania: Quickly, call 911, my ears are bleeding! 8:45 AM
  • armerjacquino: I can’t find either of my favourite Donizetti videos on YT. Both, boringly enough, are ‘Spargi d’amaro... 8:42 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yesterday the only great voice in the Walküre was Lise Davidsen as Ortlinde. Was thinking I would rather have heard her... 8:27 AM
  • Krunoslav: “I’m sure Krunoslav has worn out his Don Jose in the highlights recording with the great Oralia Dominguez and the... 8:21 AM
  • Rowna: Here is a little part of a Ladino song. Unfortunately, I said “fiestasR 21; instead of “festas̶ 1; as I am... 8:10 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 »


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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