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  • La Cieca: I honestly think the “howlingR 21; comes from only a few in the chorus; most of them are... 11:47 PM
  • steveac10: Yes, you’d think they would want a challenge. When I was doing chorus work back in the... 9:49 PM
  • Krunoslav: http://tinyurl.com /qyp8osq 9:30 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: Concerning unyielding, monolithic authoritarianism of some on this blog, on June 18,... 9:25 PM
  • manou: Not even gold hens. 8:23 PM
  • RudigerVT: Because, if you had achieved a position that is 40 times more competitive than getting into... 8:07 PM
  • Krunoslav: Not “Nice” ? 8:02 PM
  • BB: Far less. There was no safety and they could explode in your face. Never thought that moment was... 7:35 PM
  • Clita del Toro: PS I bet in those days guns were even less safe. 7:20 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Tenor, are you kidding? Gun accidents happen all the time–and even less plausible ones... 7:16 PM

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

“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…” Anthony Tommasini goes to Brokeback Mountain. [New York Times]

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.” [Wall Street Journal]

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—exactly, in fact, the lapidary manner in which Paul envisions his life.” [New York Observer] (Photo: Noah Stern Weber)

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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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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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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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A disturbance in the force

The scene outside the Met last night (above) and inside (after the jump).

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Mavra, don’t ask!

And then she was all like, “Nuh-uh! Igor was so not gay,” and I was all like…

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Boys to men

You have only until Sunday to catch the most heart-breaking moments seen on New York City operatic stages this season.

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Dream team

Director Daniel Moshel (not pictured) who created the YouTube sensation MeTube, sat down recently—and virtually—to chat with La Cieca (also not pictured.)

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