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  • Milady DeWinter: I certainly agree with you about the astounding performance by Callas of the Proch... 12:15 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: So now the chorus only makes 200.000$ per year instead of 250.000$ Guess we might to start... 12:10 PM
  • turings: And now the stagehands have reached an agreement too – hurray! http://www.operane ws.com/Opera_Ne... 12:02 PM
  • turings: 2 Furlanetto’s ;P 11:49 AM
  • oedipe: Among the Gheorghius, we could also mention violonist Stefan Gheorghiu (Angela’s first... 11:44 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Thank you! I just placed a pre-order at Amazon. From amazon.com: “In 2009, contralto... 11:42 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Two Kaufmanns at BSO but at different times but both have first names starting with J and... 11:32 AM
  • Hippolyte: Both Ildar and his brother Askar Abdrazakov are opera singers. Jessye and Jerold Norman (not... 11:21 AM
  • Hippolyte: Stutzmann has a new Handel CD called “Heroes from the Shadows” coming out this fall... 11:07 AM
  • manou: Furlanetti? 11:01 AM

West side, east side

Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera“Broadly speaking, there are two types of New Yorkers: the ones who say ‘I’m going to the Met’ meaning ‘I’m going to see an opera’ and the ones to whom the phrase means ‘I’m finally going to see those Piero della Francescas everyone has been talking about.’  Recently, though, opera showed up at both Mets, the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” [New York Observer]

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 »