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  • Harold: Is Ian Campbell returning to the Met to replace either Jonathan Friend or the new English horror... 10:05 AM
  • Clita del Toro: BFD! 9:48 AM
  • Clita del Toro: DDS =DSS 9:47 AM
  • luvtennis: Told you so….. 9:46 AM
  • Clita del Toro: DDS Some people here have no time to write a book for your enlightenment on these questions.... 9:36 AM
  • MontyNostry: I didn’t actually know about those ‘Most Wanted’ discs – a fascinating... 9:34 AM
  • La Cieca: Stop being such a smug jerk or you’ll go on moderation. 9:27 AM
  • MontyNostry: … and so far (three minutes in), Ms Tatum is rather impressive in a silvery/steely way... 9:26 AM
  • MontyNostry: Nancy Tatum is just a name to me too, RdF, though I recognised a photo of her that came up on a... 9:25 AM
  • Clita del Toro: Or, maybe watch the right TV shows, not Faux News and the 700 Club! 9:14 AM

Yet another reason I’m glad I’m not Peter Gelb

You know, there’s the day-to-day stuff, like is Salvatore Licitra going to sing tonight. And then there’s the “coming soon” stuff, like getting the new Walküre up and running. And the “closely watched” stuff, like the Japan tour, with additional concerns outlined in today’s New York Times. And speaking of that article, there’s bullshit like this: Read more »

Just let her do what divas do

garden-as-salomeA century ago, Mary Garden parlayed an interview with the New York Times on the subject of her bizarre attire into blatant promotion for an upcoming tour date. Miss Garden truly was the Lady Gaga of her day. [The Awl]

Amuse-bouche

Philip Langridge as the Witch in "Hansel and Gretel". Photo:  Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera“It’s no spoiler to reveal that, at the end of Hansel and Gretel, the kids defeat the witch. In the Met’s production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, the singers of the title roles steal the show, as well.” [NY POST] Read more »