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  • Bluebeard: I’m sure I read somewhere that Murphy, Lapine, and Sondheim had to downplay Fosca’s craziness, or at least her... 10:18 AM
  • armerjacquino: He did change one thing- between the original off-Broadway production and the London premiere in 1993 he wrote the... 10:14 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Mme, Manou – Sills was unbeatable as the Hoffmann ladies, Manon, Baby Doe, and of course Handel’s Cleopatra,... 10:09 AM
  • Gualtier M: I think that Sondheim and Lapine were afraid that Fosca would be too grotesque and repellent for the audience to like –... 10:05 AM
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  • PCally: Well assassins is sondheims favorite of his own shows apparently, or at least the only one of his where he wouldn’t change a... 9:50 AM
  • PCally: Not always a fan but this is one of the best performances of anything I’ve ever seen, not doubt aided immensely but Chereau... 9:40 AM
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Alma costanza

“The Met also said a new production of Bellini’s Norma with Anna Netrebko and Joyce DiDonato will open the 2017-18 season.” [AP]

Para eso no hay que tener mucha vergüenza ni poca

La Cieca finds it difficult to imagine any more offbeat casting than the sublime Joyce DiDonato as “The Worst Singer in the World,” but she supposes that is where the acting will come in when the Yankee Diva portrays the title role in The Florence Foster Jenkins Story, a “documentary feature film” set for release in late 2016. [Facebook]

Wan lake

The sound of Joyce DiDonato, Lawrence Brownlee and John Osborn nailing La Donna del Lago’s thrilling second-act trio alone made worthwhile enduring one of the ugliest, most bone-headed productions seen at the Metropolitan Opera in many a year.   Read more »

Anne Elk

“It’s been a lot of fun”

Joyce DiDonato and Rufus Wainwright will discuss a variety of topics…”

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Tony, “Danza”

Exclusively for you, the loyal parterriani, here’s a sneak preview video from Joyce and Tony: Live at Wigmore Hall.

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“The cold bothered me, anyway”

“It was the chilliest opening night at the Met in years on Monday—barely 15 degrees when the curtain went up on the company premiere of La Donna del Lago.

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One for the woad

Ellen Douglas finds herself in Act II of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago in the far from unusual operatic position of having her love claimed by two impassioned tenors in the bel canto version of a macho drag race.

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Star, crossed

The key to enjoying Bellini’s I Capuleti e Montechi is to do a hard factory reset and reformat your brain to forget all other works based on Romeo and Juliet.

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Colban Lady

Words to the heat of deeds to Colbran gives

A young friend messaged me to ask if I knew Rossini’s Macbeth.

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“Rachel, please, it can’t matter to you!”

Finally the mystery has been solved: glamorous Joyce DiDonato and mousy Rachel DiDonato (pictured, left to right) are really the same person!

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