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  • Jim: Redbear…I only saw the HD…and can recall saying to myself: “Note to file –... 12:41 PM
  • Jim: Redbear…I only saw the HD…and can recall saying to myself: “Note to file –... 12:39 PM
  • Rackon: There’s a pirate audio of the Chicago Manon with Dessay that’s very good. That... 12:34 PM
  • stignanispawn: Since I have seen no press for the Crested Butte Rigoletto, I offer the following: Crested... 12:27 PM
  • stignanispawn: Since I have seen no press for the Crested Butte Rigoletto, I offer the following: Crested... 12:26 PM
  • steveac10: Could Loeb be persuaded to give some PR lessons to the folks at MU and AGMA? Although it’s... 12:24 PM
  • DellaCasaFan: … my previous post was in response to Kashi. Ciccia, you’re right. He’s... 12:16 PM
  • Lohengrin: There are some small clips from Chicago with Dessay on Youtube. 12:14 PM
  • Rackon: Clita, I saw that LOC Manon (in 2008) and thought it was pretty wonderful. I liked the McVicar... 12:11 PM
  • Cicciabella: Alagna was a very charming and sympathetic Des Grieux. Made me almost forget what a gormless,... 12:09 PM

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 »

Congratulations Michael Fabiano!

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

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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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Our retrospection will now be all to the future

La Cieca predicts you won’t be seeing any puritans at the Met next season, except of course for the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?”

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