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  • coloraturafan: I don’t really understand why the title of this article implies that Maria Stuarda as a second rate opera? There... 9:28 PM
  • Krunoslav: .. but looks good enough to win this gig for HD. 9:27 PM
  • marshiemarkII: Yes Batty Acts III and IV are together but there is a hugely long pause with the lights down. Why is a mystery as Act IV... 9:26 PM
  • mrsjohnclaggart: It’s not that I’m a prude about sex acts though faking them in opera can be tricky (but then there was Chris... 9:25 PM
  • grimoaldo: I tried to watch the Met vids mrsjc but they wouldn’t play on my computer,at least at that moment. 9:21 PM
  • Krunoslav: In fact, I *do* have issues with crass insensitivity and daily-proferred ignorance. Glad to learn you judge singer thanks to... 9:20 PM
  • Batty Masetto: They did an intermission between I and II and there will be another between II and III but then it looks like they’re... 9:19 PM
  • aulus agerius: Lescaut is dreadful 9:18 PM

Breaking dawn

When Giuseppe Filianoti isn’t busy being one of the world’s more versatile tenors (as he will be next season at the Met, headlining La rondine and La clemenza di Tito), he plays detective. The latest target of his crafty Calabrian grey cells is the score to Francesco Cilèa’s L’Arlesiana, which he will perform in concert next week at Theater Freiburg, and in typically tenorial fashion, his discovery involves a “lost” aria for his character of Federico. Read more »