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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Thank you. Gosh, Terfel is really starting to look like Zero Mostel! 5:23 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Apropse Kubelik’s brief Met tenure as Music Director (via Wikipedia): “In 1971, Göran Gentele,... 4:59 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I went to so many of those “TroyensR 21; performances. Too bad Kubelik’s tenure at the Met... 4:56 PM
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  • aulus agerius: I am listening to the ’73 Met Kubelik Troyens for the first time. It is tremendously exciting compared to the dirge... 4:37 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Hi semoyer – just for your reference, CET (Central European Time) is two hours ahead of GMT... 4:23 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: NONE of these work in Austria: ZDF is only available within Germany (“Aus rechtlichen Gründen kann... 4:11 PM
  • Lohengrin: Today Gala starts at 10pm CEST, on 13. August the beginning will be 8:15 CEST, Meistersinger stream next Sunday 5pm CEST. 2:06 PM

Einspring awakening

“In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening’s performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. Hymel, who made a successful Met role debut as Rodolfo earlier this season, agreed yesterday evening to fly to New York from Chicago, where he is in rehearsal for a different opera.” So says the Met’s press office.

Einspring can really hang you up the most

Winter Met sensation Pretty Yende does another jump-in this weekend, again in Le Comte Ory, but this time at the Theater an der Wien. She’s subbing for Cecilia Bartoli, who has canceled her first two performances of Comtesse Adèle there. [Der Standard]

Who is that masked man?

Peter Mattei will sing the opening night of the Met’s new Don Giovanni Thursday, replacing the injured Mariusz Kwiecien. Subbing for Mattei as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia tomorrow and Friday nights will be Rodion Pogossov.

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Einspring is in the air

American soprano Ailyn Perez made her Royal Opera debut last night on the company’s tour in Japan, singing two-thirds of the role of Violetta when the scheduled soprano, Ermonela Jaho, canceled after a rocky first act. (Jaho herself was a late substitute for the ever more elusive Angela Gheorghiu.) A witness to the performance says, “She was amazing and had grown men weeping at how naturally she inhabited the role.” La Perez will return to the return to the Royal Opera (this time in London) as Violetta and Liu.

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