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  • Camille: Oh wonderful, so happy to hear it, but I won’t spoil it by opening the present before Christmas on 11th July. Yes, about... 12:33 PM
  • kashania: Thanks. I forgot about that. 12:26 PM
  • SF Guy: That had more to do with blind luck than planning, but we’ll take it. http://sfopera.com /getattachment/Abo ut/Press-Room... 12:20 PM
  • turings: I heard Margaine in Faust and she was gorgeous – very dark, rich sound and French that would have sent oedipe into raptures. I... 12:13 PM
  • phoenix: My sentiments exactly, Camille. I heard Margaine for the 1st time last summer in a broadcast from Latvia. - Aulus, if the heat... 11:54 AM
  • messa di voce: Agree about Aldrich, but I think Lindsey is a lovely singer, with a distinctive reedy tone. Her Sesto is Paris was... 11:37 AM
  • Camille: Come to Caramoor on the 11th – a week from Saturday – it bodes well with Clementine Margaine as Léonor, probably a... 11:37 AM
  • aulus agerius: Lindsey is singing La Favorite with Washington Concert Opera next spring. I’m undecided. 11:28 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 »