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  • messa di voce: Won’t cuts in salaries now have some effect on the Met’s pension obligations down... 9:42 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Thanks again Marianne for these lovely two selections. I keep going back to them. I guess I... 9:25 PM
  • kashania: olliedawg: Not to suggest that you didn’t catch my meaning. I just felt like emphasising. 9:12 PM
  • kashania: olliedawg: What I meant is that if people hear that you’ve had your pay cut, they feel sorry... 9:06 PM
  • Krunoslav: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=ayp0 fnRo7r0 httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=VREd 9XA4fyY 9:05 PM
  • ML: Bill, I have a tough question you might be able to answer. The Wiener Staatsoper archive and the Deutsche... 9:01 PM
  • olliedawg: Agreed, kashania, nuance doesn’t ever seem to play all that well “out there”,... 8:57 PM
  • Lohenfal: The Abbado recording is the one I know. There was a concert performance in NYC in 1997 by the... 8:50 PM
  • ML: That’s because, unusually in these parts nowadays, it respects the work it is purporting to present. 8:43 PM
  • ML: Agreed. Good comment. 8:28 PM

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 »