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  • la vociaccia: It’s really, really disheartening when a professional music critic makes a blunder like... 4:21 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Au contraire! IMHO Midgette’s blatant lack of knowledge of the authentic spoken... 4:17 PM
  • alejandro: The spoken intro was amazing! I walked away last night with a lot of love for the score/text. 3:54 PM
  • Will: The Venue is Sanders Theater in Memorial Hall of Harvard University. 3:54 PM
  • Buster: I’ll have what she’s having. 3:53 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: RIP Rod McKuen httpvh://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=IJZ Qz5U0el0 3:32 PM
  • m. croche: You gotta love a critic who exhorts a production team to “address the score more... 3:30 PM
  • RobNYNY: And Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini and Strauss must account for about 30 of them. 3:27 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: And I did not notice that Lebrecht already had it on his site! Early this morning there... 3:22 PM
  • Cicciabella: Take a look at this dynamite, all-singing, all-dancing Valencienne, in translation (Hungarian),... 3:21 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 »