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  • redbear: Then there’s this in case anyone thinks i’m the resident crank: http://www.tele... 11:27 AM
  • La Cieca: Oh, shut up. 11:27 AM
  • La Cieca: Called it! http://parterre.co m/2012/02/06/son-i o/ 11:13 AM
  • redbear: Kicking the can, as I said. 10% is far from enough. Next question: where is that damned financial... 11:13 AM
  • ding ding: In the September Opera magazine Antonio Pappano gives an interview in which he says that Netrebko... 11:06 AM
  • Ilka Saro: And at 60 bucks a pop in the 80′s, the Met was paying only slightly more than you could get... 10:52 AM
  • Ilka Saro: Styrofoam? You means that’s not actually granite/marble/the soil of Bari? 10:48 AM
  • imelda: Bill, ML, It was a bit of a scandal back in the day. (Also a technical marvel?)!!That the engineers... 10:46 AM
  • mercadante: I’m going to disagree. I think the recitative was very interesting in her use of rubato... 10:36 AM
  • La Valkyrietta: Yes, the opera will succeed if an interpreter has something to offer and can express what... 10:09 AM

Long division

La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott have decided to go their separate ways. Expect an official announcement within a day or so.

Leather underground

Putting in a little face time (and what faces!) at Charles Castronovo‘s cabaret at 54 Below last night were barihunk trifecta Erwin Schrott, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ildar Abdrazakov. Note the  leather jeans. The tenor repeats his show tomorrow night following that evening’s Met performance of Don Ottavio. (Photo: Charles Martin)