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  • marshiemarkII: Mille grazie Clitissssisima adoree, send all my love to my CammiB and tell her that parterre... 2:08 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Correction: Sorry, Cammiest will be back in NY later this year. 1:41 PM
  • Clita del Toro: MARSHIE, wherever you are: Madame Camilliest wants me to tell youz that she is now in the... 1:40 PM
  • Ilka Saro: September 22 is also the birthdate of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. A pleasant coincidence that this... 1:34 PM
  • operaassport: You’re right. I actually forgot that Netrebko was in it having already seen her do it.... 12:49 PM
  • Constantine A. Papas: After the Salzburg Leonora, Netrebko has taken the opera world hostage. If her LM is... 12:47 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Everyone have fun tonight, either at the performance or on the radio. I am going out to a... 12:41 PM
  • Clita del Toro: Let’s hope the “needle̶ 1; moves in the right direction. 11:51 AM
  • kashania: I guess it won’t imbed here. Oh well. I’m enjoying it so far. Surprisingly, he sings... 11:38 AM
  • la vociaccia: I mean you weren’t exactly far off…you just underestimated the extent to which... 11:36 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 »