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  • DonCarloFanatic: I love this production. So happy to see–and hear–it again. 12:13 AM
  • antikitschychick: Sorry I meant to say I always picture her smiling in my head because of how perky and fun she usually is. SIGH. I be... 12:00 AM
  • antikitschychick: P.S. I think something along the lines of Cieca’s fanciful album cover would have been perfect. Looking at a... 11:58 PM
  • m. croche: Since then the MET has added Czech, Hungarian, Chinese, and Sanskrit to the list. Is there a betting pool for the next new... 11:49 PM
  • antikitschychick: woah, would not have expected a cover like that for a Verismo album! I agree with Cicciabella that it would have been... 11:40 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Of course! I still think of that Turandot cover whenever I find an unusual pasta shape that might be useful in a new... 11:17 PM
  • Bill: Poison Ivy – Shicoff was a wonderful interpreter of roles and I think the most beautifully sung Peter Grimes I have seen to... 11:03 PM
  • kph11863: Maybe, FEDORA, ZAZA, ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, and ANDREA CHENIER? 10:59 PM

High on a hill was a lonely goatherd

Salzburg“Revised version of Brokeback Mountain debuts in Salzburg” [Barihunks]

The hole truth

Finally the reason for all that screaming at La Scala begins to emerge. It appears that maestro Riccardo Chailly (right) insisted directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier (not pictured) expunge some gay gay gay gay gay scenes of satanic buttfucking from the action of the opening night production of Giovanna d’Arco. [dagospia.com]

You’re the pants on a Roxy usher

Count on the New York Times to include in a photo caption all the information you really wanted to know.

Anna and Cowboys

Gay cowboys rejoice!

During the Munich Opera Festival performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (28th and 31st of July 2015) Kristine Opolais will replace Anna Netrebko in the title role.

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brokeback

Ennis del Mar! Il storpi montano splende come un santo altar

“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…”

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ky

Butt of the joke

“The deep stirrings that open Brokeback Mountain, the opera, rise up from the bowels of the orchestra…. And those tones are gripping.”

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paul

Curious “Case”

“…a perfect marriage of text and music, creating a series of tableau-like scenes, as if Paul’s story is being related through a series of exquisitely posed still photographs…”

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keep-it-gay

Queens logic

Saturday afternoon at 12:30 on WQXR’s magazine show Operavore, our own JJ talks about Mathilde Marchesi and Antony Roth Costanzo discusses his Orlofsky role in the Met’s Fledermaus.

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brokeback

Nitwit Mountain

“Will the actors stepping into the iconic roles live up to the perfection of Heath Ledger and Tob[e]y Maguire?”

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clemenza

Built in a day

“The La clemenza di Tito contract will be offered as a ‘Solo Dancer’ contract and requires 8 physically fit men…. The David McVicar production…”

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