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  • kashania: I’m saving Winterreise for my old age but I do love many of his lieder. His instrumental... 10:54 AM
  • NPW-Paris: “Anyone who has seen Hallenberg on stage cannot but wonder in what kind of a topsy-turvy... 10:28 AM
  • NPW-Paris: I didn’t see Alcina: it wasn’t in my old-folks’ Sunday matinee subscription.... 10:19 AM
  • Cicciabella: Oops. The Alcina matinee is sold out. 10:16 AM
  • Cicciabella: @ NPW-Paris: I enjoyed reading your Tamerlano review and, having seen the same production and... 10:13 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Whn I learnt Poppea was a team effort, I wasn’t surprised. Until then I’d just been... 10:11 AM
  • Macbeths Honor: He was sublime as Ezio in SFO’s Attila few seasons back. 9:28 AM
  • Belfagor: Thank you Camille! The thought of the organ toned Nathalie Stutzmann as Penelope is a thrilling... 9:25 AM
  • Lady Abbado: Michael Fabiano: A new breed of opera star The star of this year’s Glyndebourne Festival tells... 9:24 AM
  • NPW-Paris: That makes it a very large fragment. People seem to love “Pur ti miro”, for example,... 8:25 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)