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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: With rare exceptions, all MET productions benefit from the presence of a prompter. 9:26 AM
  • angeladorable: Levine is right. After all it is all about the music. 9:11 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I can understand leaving during an intermission or some other pause in proceedings, but not... 8:52 AM
  • ML: Well, come voi ben sapete, the “team” in Mozart’s sublime Act IV has the husband on his... 8:38 AM
  • Rowna: ML – I know that sounds sacrilegious, but I am part of a team – Moi and Mr. Opera. In... 8:32 AM
  • Foreign Princess: The answer is in the last act, the arias of Marcellina and Don Basilio. Some say they only... 8:24 AM
  • ML: How could you possibly walk out on Act IV of Nozze? 8:20 AM
  • ML: It is not that long, Rowna, even with Levine conducting. Must be with one intermission. 8:18 AM
  • perfidia: That little snippet with Endora drinking champagne on top of the plane was one of those moments... 8:16 AM
  • Rowna: Slightly OT but something I feel strongly about, this Nozze is listed on the Met Website as lasting 3... 7:55 AM

La regina d’Inghilterra ho veduto cantar

“At Carnegie Hall last Thursday, a capacity crowd witnessed what might be the final official act of a monarch who has reigned for more than four decades.” [New York Observer]

Half full

Opera Orchestra of New York has announced their 2012-2013 season of only two performances. Andrea Chenier will be performed Sunday, January 6 at 4:00 pm with Roberto Alagna, George Petean, Renata (“The Forbidden Diva”) Lamanda, Rosalind Elias, Ronald Naldi and David Petershal Pershall; Alberto Veronesi conducts.   Read more »

Fair, game

The Monday, 12th December, Weill Hall recital debut of Signora Chiara Taigi, a strikingly good looking Italian soprano, who had made her American operatic debut this past March, starring as Selika in the OONY production of Meyerbeer’s long-neglected L’Africaine, was something Your Own Camille had looked forward to with a high hopes and a faintly wondering glee, for several months now.   Read more »