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  • antikitschychick: hahaha ok. 5:23 PM
  • antikitschychick: Yes the Met does have a certain set of criteria being that it’s a very large theater and I totally get what... 5:22 PM
  • Lohengrin: At Parsifal the “change̶ 1; of the taddered coat to the white shirt needed the anoiting with chrism and touching with... 5:09 PM
  • manou: Oui. 4:56 PM
  • Dolciamente Pipo: David,you hit the nail on the head. This reminds me of when Jonas Kauffman appeared shirtless in Act III of... 4:50 PM
  • Cicciabella: Anti, I was also thinking of the critics, not just the august parterriat. I wouldn’t want to deny any singer success at... 4:41 PM
  • antikitschychick: Sorry I meant to say: I’m not denying that what you say (about Pirozzi) *CAN happen. I blame my phone, once again. 4:28 PM
  • antikitschychick: ‘Hue’? ;-) :-P. 4:23 PM

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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