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  • phoenix: Haven’t heard Mattila since she did Ariadne last year – around that time I also heard... 11:52 AM
  • PCally: I love her Elisabeth but her French is close to incomprehensible. I don’t mind that so much... 11:52 AM
  • armerjacquino: She’s sung in French before, most famously in the Bondy DON CARLOS. And the Marschallin... 11:46 AM
  • PCally: I can’t picture the Marschallin at all. Marie obviously and Erwartung. Can’t picture... 11:39 AM
  • Krunoslav: A very overqualified Gutrune? 11:34 AM
  • phoenix: according to operabase.com, Heave-ho is scheduled to sing Elisabetta AGAIN – surely you... 11:32 AM
  • armerjacquino: That would be BRILLIANT. 11:28 AM
  • Krunoslav: How about Clairon, premiered by a Straussian soprano (Hildegard Ranczak) but in mezzo turf? Needs... 11:26 AM
  • steveac10: It kind of spoils the hat trick if she only does two of the three prima donna roles. Also –... 11:13 AM
  • kashania: Wow, I was not expecting Klytämnestra so soon. AJ: Also Ortrud and Fricka. But Ortrud would have... 11:09 AM

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The acclaimed Théâtre du Châtelet production of Nixon in China will, unlike the revolution, be televised: this evening, to be precise, which translates to a start time of 2:00 PM here in NYC. A video player is embedded after the jump. Read more »

“You will, Cieca, you will!”

le_mot_du_jour_full“The L.A. Phil’s new season is up, too, and the big news there is (for me anyway) the premiere of a new sacred oratorio by John Adams, entitled The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Maybe he gave it that title to distinguish it from a forthcoming work by Mark Adamo.

“What? No, I meant because Mark Adamo’s writing The Gospel of Mary Magdalene for the San Francisco Opera! Why, what ‘mary’ did YOU think I was referring to?” [Daniel Stephen Johnson]