Headshot of La Cieca

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  • Belfagor: 14. Shirley Verrett…R 30; 10:14 AM
  • Albertine: Thank you la Cieca, for the clip from the Paris “Penelope 221; ; that was an amazing... 9:59 AM
  • Porgy Amor: 16…Tomowa-Si ntow, possibly? 9:45 AM
  • perfidia: I only got Caballe (trying to show her breath control makes a mess of the note values)and Rysanek... 9:40 AM
  • spiderman: 6 is 7 :) 9:28 AM
  • siegmund: 1. Lucine Amara 2. Mirella freni 3. Sondra Radvanovsky 4. ??? 5. Leonie Rysanek 6. ??? 7. Nina... 9:22 AM
  • Jamie01: I was also wondering about this, and decided that a pregnant Lady M would be an interesting conceit.... 9:20 AM
  • spiderman: Oh dear … I only heared on my bad Speakers (at work – haha): 2. Sweet? 3. Radvanovsky... 9:20 AM
  • la vociaccia: #3 is Radvanovsky. The indefinite pitches in the bars following the C give it away 9:13 AM
  • la vociaccia: Did he do anything else or did his performance begin and end with an unwritten high C? 8:53 AM

Bringing Mariusz back

Good news, barihunk lovers! According to a press release from the Met, Mariusz Kwiecien will return to the stage for the title role of Don Giovanni on October 25, in time for the HD telecast October 29 as well as remaining scheduled performances through November 11.

Gelt gait tzu Gelb

The Metropolitan Opera reports an “astonishing” $182 million in donations for last fiscal year, almost triple what the company garnered in 2003. The bad news is that James Levine is still collecting seven figures annually for duties that at this point seem restricted to New England pratfalls. [New York Times]

Kaufmann on the mend

The prognosis from Jonas Kaufmann‘s surgery seems to be very positive indeed: the tenor and his family were spotted Saturday enjoying the Oktoberfest in Munich. Details after the jump. Read more »