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  • "Yes, I shouldn’t have been so cavalier with my use of the word..." - armerjacquino
  • "Yeah, she’d be covering her ass off." - La Cieca
  • "armerjacquino̵ 1; I disagree completely. When Amara was singing at the Met, she had..." - 98rsd
  • "A brochure with text in English and German about the Salzburg Festival 2016. It..." - Lady Abbado
  • "I’d missed this in amongst all the bluster. Absolutely spot on." - armerjacquino
  • "I think Amara, a lovely singer at her best, would have exactly the kind of..." - armerjacquino
  • "The word “ballet̶ 1; reminds me. At the Bastille the other night (for Le..." - NPW-Paris
  • "I saw Le Roi Arthus on Monday night. Musically magnificent but the production was,..." - NPW-Paris

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 »