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  • operaassport: If Speight is an Old Master, I must be Albert Einstein. 11:53 PM
  • Henry Holland: I went to the Long Beach production, there was no kerfuffle I could see. From Wikipedia... 11:49 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Kenneth: He didn’t have to. Half of SanFrancisco had seen him in action. 11:40 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Speight’s successor, from N. Z., is already on site working with the Old Master... 11:39 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: DSS, Your #2 question – actually 1/100 of 1% (that is, .01) owns 11% of the... 11:02 PM
  • luvtennis: Sir, with all due respect I must say that I strongly disagree. But more importantly, this is... 10:42 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: redbear, I’m always interested in knowing the facts behind sweeping generalizatio... 9:24 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Not a rumor! 6:52 PM
  • Will: I’ve been a big fan of Kevin Burdette for years–heR 17;s a great performer with a fine... 6:51 PM
  • Billys Butt: This is what the reviewer at backtrack has to say about Papatanasiu’ s Musetta: “She... 6:44 PM

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 »