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  • Feldmarschallin: I heard two of those Salomes in Wien plus many other roles in München, Zürich, Stuttgart,... 1:02 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well certainly early on Callas had an easy top which at least reached to high E. In the... 12:28 PM
  • alejandro: Yowzers. Well, it’s a good thing I don’t know the score at all and I love the... 12:19 PM
  • Poison Ivy: She comes to grief at around 8:00 — there’s some swallowed notes, she ignores the... 11:52 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I wonder if it’s the coloratura in Lucia that makes her uncomfortable. I heard her... 11:35 AM
  • calaf47: In the recent “Romeo” ; concert version from Spain with Yoncheva and Alagna….Y... 11:31 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: I agree with Bill and FeldM- Lucia is not the role for Yoncheva as she is not an E-flat... 11:12 AM
  • Marcello: Not that I am especially keen on Lucia, but there have been quite some unexplained cancellations... 10:59 AM
  • Bill: Yoncheva did have a bit of trouble with all her highest notes as Violetta at the Met last week –... 10:53 AM
  • Bill: Zampieri’s voice was an acquired taste particularly as she had several registers (all 3 of them... 10:40 AM

T’would be a sacrilege to fling at another door

People named Jimmy or Placido don’t seem to know this, but when your brains or your bones send you the message, “Hang up the toe-shoes, Bobolink,” do it!  Next week the regular Met broadcast season begins; the fiction is that for 20 weeks we will all be listening to and chatting about the same opera.  (Yeah, sure!)  That makes this a good week to quit.   Read more »

Final curtain

Goodbye_Charlie
Join La Cieca tonight for a chat saluting the Met farewell (and 2,928th performance) of character tenor Charles Anthony. Read more »