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  • Cicciabella: Yes, I know that. It’s a tautology for the purpose of emphasis. Since it’s the... 4:44 AM
  • Greg.Freed: Yes, that’s correct. Vowel reduction in Russian makes “ya” into “i”... 4:42 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I’m surprised that no one has posted YouTube videos of duets and ensembles with... 4:27 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Ivy, your review was so witty and chatty and informative that I had to read it out loud to... 4:21 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Listening to the Russian interviewer on the Netrebko interview I noticed his... 4:17 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: One word to describe Anna in this interview: Relaxed. None of that tense body language... 4:01 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: http://www.zeit.de /2014/48/puccini-o per-manon-lescaut- hans-neuenfels A rave for Neuenfels... 3:12 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Laufenberg inszeniert “Parsifal 221; in Bayreuth http://www.merkur- online.de/akt... 3:05 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Um, all duets and ensembles are in the same key. I loved the interview and... 1:14 AM
  • steveac10: While I applaud the Met for keeping him visible in New York in the short term, I fear all this... 12:59 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 »