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  • Batty Masetto: Manou dear, after such a plethora of grand-offspring in nappies that must be changed I should... 11:24 PM
  • Operngasse: From the roundtable of Sutherland, Horne, and Arroyo, a great Met prompter anecdote from 4:10 to... 11:13 PM
  • 98rsd: It seems to me that straight teenagers are more faddish and unthinking; those adjectives don’t... 11:11 PM
  • operaassport: I suspect if the “bulge” ; were larger Levine wouldn’t have complained. 10:36 PM
  • pasavant: Bullseye! 10:34 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: And a yesman for a conductor! 9:43 PM
  • musesick man: As I recall Eyre’s production of WERTHER had no prompter’s box so I gather he has... 9:41 PM
  • Foreign Princess: Kashania, thank you, you have given two treasures to remind us! I know the Smetana but had... 9:33 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Well maybe Tom was too busy picking the chick peas out of Jimmy’s salad the day the... 9:33 PM
  • La Cieca: You mean, the whim was to try to do anything at the Met without first running it by Jimmy’s... 9:27 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 »