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Geh such dir die Stars vom vergangenen Jahr!

tristan-flagstad-melchiorOn Monday, the Met kicks off its 132nd season with a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde by Mariusz Trelinski, with Sir Simon Rattle leading a premiere cast of Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin and René Pape (not pictured).  Read more »

Tales of the planet Htrae

“If Maria Callas remains the prototype of the stormy operatic diva, then Renée Fleming is the anti-Callas. It’s difficult, for example, to imagine ‘La Divina’ delivering the Top 10 List for David Letterman—complete with references to Miley Cyrus’s fondness for twerking—as Fleming did this past September.” [Michigan Avenue]

Happy Birthday Maria Meneghini Callas

Today* would have been the 90th birthday of the quintessential prima donna. The cher public are invited to comment, reminisce, and generally reflect on the artistry of this magnificent soprano. Read more »