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  • mrsjohnclaggart: And did you say, MIMI COERTSE?????? I AM Mimi Coertse. I saw Montsy (there were other names I won’t repeat)... 5:21 AM
  • phoenix: +1 ‘much better than … those who are pushed’ 5:10 AM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: Hers was the first recording I got of the work and it remains my favorite – except for the funny sound picture in the... 4:58 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: I saw her do the final scene about seven times. She did it with her black hair very long and down her back after a diet... 4:52 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Martinez has quite a story, which I’m not going to tell. But I knew her when she started, quite well, knew her... 4:46 AM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: Did the illustrious Mrs. John Claggart ever see her is Salome? I only saw her once in Munich – early 2000s. Christmas... 4:46 AM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: Fabulous find, Pia!!!!!!!!! 4:33 AM
  • Pia Ngere-Liu: And this sort of summarizes your whole argument. Would have loved to see Montse as Salome. httpv://www.you... 4:10 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 »