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  • manou: Hi laddie – you know this thing where I think I am right and everyone else is wrong? Well, if I still did that I would... 6:18 PM
  • Cicciabella: If you haven’t wilted in the heat, you can now vote for the Best Overall Opera Performance: http://bachtrac... 5:41 PM
  • Cicciabella: Heard Calleja at the Concertgebouw last week. He obviously had a cold, although he wasn’t announced as being under the... 5:39 PM
  • Henry Holland: I love Ken Russell’s Delius film, Song of Summer. What a ghastly man Delius was, but I’d love to see a... 5:39 PM
  • phoenix: with all due deference to Camille, I’m not so interested in the dirt – decomposing organic material on that infamous... 5:37 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: DOUBLE DIVO WATCH: they are dropping like flies – Joseph Calleja has withdrawn from “Rigoletto” at Wiener... 5:13 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I am doin’ my best, Camille. I literally just got back from vacation and discovered all the merde... 5:09 PM
  • phoenix: another commenter who knows how to do it – many thanks, Donna Anna. I always miss Cincinnati Opera – so this is much... 5:07 PM

Married to the mobcap

I have an idea (soon to be angrily debunked in the comments section) that Le nozze di Figaro is rarely a source of unalloyed bliss to the chronic operagoer. Read more »

Our retrospection will now be all to the future


La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »