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  • Kassandra: A retired viennese banker, who claimed Domingo was a private client, told me last summer he is... 6:16 PM
  • John L: I’ve only heard her on recordings, but she seemed to have a huge voice with a very wide range.... 6:02 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: It’s the age old question. Would you sacrifice beauty of tone for dramatic truth or... 6:02 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Will anyone else confess to having a coonskin cap during the Davy Crockett era? (Now I... 5:57 PM
  • antikitschychick: very true mjmacmtenor and I definitely think she is a stimm diva, although she’s a... 5:31 PM
  • Cicciabella: What a plot! It’s Yentl and Romeo and Juliet in one. 4:42 PM
  • Buster: Even in rehearsal Elisabeth Grümmer is radiant. I had never seen this clip before – what a... 4:30 PM
  • zinka: Go to 4:46…… I got to meet crazy Fedora first in the dressing room after a Trittico̷... 4:16 PM
  • zinka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=79U7 8k26XcI Comments to come: 4:12 PM
  • chicagoing: Your comment makes me feel better about purchasing a ticket to a concert he will be giving here... 3:56 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 »