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  • mia apulia: quite charming, a nice way for me to end the evening and head upstairs…. 11:28 PM
  • Sempre liberal: Not quite a pirate, but in honor of the Scotland election, I nominate Margaret Price’s... 11:14 PM
  • la vociaccia: 69 year old Dorothy Kirsten giving the Met audience a last-minute singing lesson... 11:07 PM
  • mia apulia: thank you so much Gualtier, certainly new to me 11:00 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I just tested the original cassette and it’s in excellent shape. I am... 10:19 PM
  • Krunoslav: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=HBHF HT_KTbY httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=6vWz SJQYVJQ... 10:14 PM
  • Gualtier M: Oh well I tried to get it to start at the beginning of the number. However knock it back to... 9:49 PM
  • Gualtier M: Okay, here is some pirated video of Teresa Stratas as you have never seen her before:... 9:45 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: My contribution: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=y67- djGTRD0 It’s a... 9:33 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: The MET press release for MACBETH is surprising. Of the 11 photos from the production... 9:22 PM

Fra le tazze più viva è la webchat

Coming up on Sunday, La Cieca (not pictured) will host a live chat during the webcast of La traviata from the Glyndebourne Festival. She hopes you’ll join her at 12:30 PM, and if you’re still on the fence, maybe Michael Fabiano can convince you. Read more »

Ô après-midi d’amour

Starting in just half an hour, a live broadcast of Faust from De Nederlandse Opera starring Michael Fabiano and Irina Lungu. Naturally, La Casa della Cieca will be open!

The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.   Read more »

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Congratulations Michael Fabiano!

The spectacular young American tenor has just been named the winner of the 2014 Richard Tucker award.

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Squillo talk

Tenor Michael Fabiano has been named the recipient of the ninth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Pick your poison

I think we’re all aware by now of the wicked libel that the French dramatist Victor Hugo concocted about the fair Lucrezia Borgia with his depiction of her as a murderous virago.

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Magic Michael

Our Own JJ weighs in at some length about OONY’s performance of I Lombardi over at musicalamerica.com.

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Fabulous!

Your doyenne, while she never, never would think to record a performance she attends, is from time to time sent recordings of certain live events.

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Light up the sky

Either tonight’s concert performance of I Lombardi by Opera Orchestra of New York was a “star is born” moment for Michael Fabiano, or else there is no such thing as a “star is born” moment any more.

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Who has more justification to wear a wifebeater?

Half full

Opera Orchestra of New York has announced their 2012-2013 season of only two performances.

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