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  • Gualtier M: I am not shaming those who think this is bad casting – I might agree that this point in... 11:37 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Nope, she was Hodel, the daughter who sings “Far From the Home I Love”... 11:26 AM
  • kashania: LES TROYENS {29} Berlioz-Berlioz Part I: La prise de Troie Cassandra…&# 8230;…... 11:21 AM
  • kashania: As Rosalind in Toronto, she had a remarkably easy high C (I haven’t heard the pianissimo one... 11:17 AM
  • manou: Or the title role in L’Arlesiana? 11:17 AM
  • kashania: Agreed. I grew up with Morris as Wotan and years later, got to hear him twice in the part in the... 11:13 AM
  • kashania: Everyone listens differently. For me, as much as I consider Callas to be the greatest, she has not... 11:06 AM
  • kashania: Luvt, my friend: Don’t read too much into my comment about not finding as many returns in... 10:57 AM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Surely there’s someone out there who can do a better job as Sachs than the wobbly... 10:49 AM
  • MontyNostry: … there, I mean. (Oy, vay …) 10:48 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 »