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  • Evenhanded: Well. Excellent review, Patrick. I agree with everything you wrote, though you showed... 9:11 AM
  • phoenix: Revealing perceptions, honest opinions – really nice work here – a worthwhile read... 9:04 AM
  • Lohenfal: The Met is broadcasting the March 7 performance with Kaufmann and Garanca over the radio. Since... 8:58 AM
  • phoenix: Everyone who is still coherent (that does not include me) please enter this quiz –... 8:54 AM
  • DellaCasaFan: 7) Sena Jurinac I think Rysanek was earlier, 3) “Doch toben auch…” 8:46 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1654 composer Agostino Steffani httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=8... 8:23 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Rysanek was there as well as Frida Leider who was also towards the end. 7:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes I agree Oedipe. There are other singers who seem to be content with singing in Europe... 7:55 AM
  • oedipe: Indeed. We need Alagna in (Continental) Europe. Why waste his time on long stays in NY, for second... 7:24 AM
  • Will: What I have not seen discussed here yet is that the MET has started spending down the endowment. Such... 7:16 AM

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. Ildar Abdrazakov was there, and Isabel Leonard, and David Alden and Thomas Adès, too. Oh, wait, Dolora Zajick was there too, or La Cieca should say “will be there,” because the event was, in fact, no dream but is actually happening on October 10.

And you, cher public, have a chance to join in the festivities too, as will be revealed after the jump.   Read more »