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  • Dabrowski: Do they get the fee for rehearsal time, or just performances? Are there reimbursements or per... 9:32 AM
  • La Cieca: Whoever the item is about, my understanding is that the current top fee at the Met for singers is... 9:26 AM
  • messa di voce: How many gigs at the Met did she cancel? Wasn’t she supposed to come back for some... 9:25 AM
  • Dabrowski: So if it is Netrebko, what IS her fee? I assume it’s the highest of anybody around. I... 9:10 AM
  • La Cieca: The horns are the only natural thing about that performance. 9:07 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Sweetie darling: have you ever BEEN on a baseball field? There is a reason why... 8:54 AM
  • Krunoslav: ‘MontyNostry says: Ciccia — her Alcina in London was uncomfortably on the sharp side... 8:53 AM
  • arepo: Yep. This one was a no-brainer … er … no-seer. Her Nebs for sure. 8:44 AM
  • messa di voce: Blind items this season = Iolanta 8:40 AM
  • La marquise de Merteuil: AN? 8:33 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 »