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  • Lohengrin: AN should be on the hat, her successoressess are already there inside. Such a shouting and... 2:58 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Wow, you are right – she more then he. The voice sounds too thick and... 1:52 AM
  • Operngasse: To quote Scarlet, “As God is my witness”, I am not making this up. The SF Chronicle... 1:50 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: 2015 BAYREUTH TICKETS ON SALE ONLINE ON 01 February: Am 1. Februar 2015... 1:44 AM
  • Phantom Violist: FYI, the “Age of Innocence” movie scenes above were filmed in Philadelphia... 1:41 AM
  • Poison Ivy: In other news, the Met has released this clip of the Iolanta dress. httpv://www.you... 12:40 AM
  • Hans Lick: p.s. I forgot to mention that The Play of Daniel from the Cloisters was on television. I... 12:13 AM
  • Hans Lick: Camille - Oberlin (like Alfred Deller) is from the pre-Mesozoic! I never heard him sing in... 12:12 AM
  • Camille: I’d so love to shake my tambourine and groove thing along mit das Band, so do tell! A real... 11:58 PM
  • Camille: Do you, also from the Operatic Mesozoic like moi, not recall Mr Russell Oberlin? He was doing his... 11:53 PM

Moon and stars

One of the major complaints about the five year casting system (as well as the shared productions by different companies) is that operatic events are rarely surprises anymore. You thought Diva So-and-So and Divo This-and-That were great in Composer X’s “________”? Well, prepare to see them in that exact same opera and exact same production in London. And New York. And Munich. And Vienna. And so on and so forth.  Read more »

La vie de broham

Imagine the good fortune of attending La Bohème with someone who’s never seen it—you can spout any kind of pedantic rot you like as the curtain is going down with no serious risk of side-eye! “Don’t worry if you’re bored at first,” I said to my companion. “Bohème takes a good fifteen minutes to kick into gear.” Read more »

Top of the heap

You will be happy to hear that Michael Fabiano was the unrivaled star of the Richard Tucker Foundation Gala last night. You will perhaps be a little less happy to hear that this is not only figuratively but literally true: with so many cancellations and substitutions, Fabiano was about the only interesting thing happening. Read more »

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Stubble in paradise

Tenor Michael Fabiano reportedly tore the place down tonight at WQXR’s Greene Space.

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Stolta Paura

Open mike night

Some very clever casting indeed in this week’s “Dream Team” competition.

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Together Again

Dream team

In honor of WQXR’s salute to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation next week—featuring Tucker honoree Michael Fabiano and hosted by legendary Renata Scotto—La Cieca invites the cher public to compete for free tickets to the mini-concert.

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Traviata Chat

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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