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  • MontyNostry: … and no relation to Kleiter del Toro. 4:18 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: I also remember a great Cherubino in a rare Met visit, Teresa Berganza. I hope I like the... 4:18 PM
  • MontyNostry: Kleiter is a really lovely singer. She is the best thing on that Arabella from Zurich with Renee... 4:17 PM
  • Bill: Buster – interesting – quite a career change. Is she still active in musical matters?... 4:16 PM
  • Buster: Bonney has a boutique in Salzburg now, Bill: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=_7Kp DiO1d_g I believe... 4:12 PM
  • Bill: Peter – for me Irmgard Seefried at the Met in 1953 was the definitive Susanna – but also... 4:05 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: This year’s autumnal equinox is today. Happy Autumn, Parterrians! httpv://www.you... 3:52 PM
  • peter: Barbara Bonney is my all time favorite Susanna live. 3:42 PM
  • Rackon: KLEITER, sorry. Phone’s acting up. :-( 3:35 PM
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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.

Einspring is in the air

perezAmerican 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.