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  • Lady Abbado: Finally a glimpse into Angela Gheorghiu’s take on the role of Charlotte: http://staatsop... 9:37 PM
  • Camille: I thought she was pretty good as the Jaroslavna as well, and we had been warned by œdipe about the... 9:36 PM
  • Camille: I haven’t forgotten her at all because she is my favourite, by a landslide, because she could... 9:31 PM
  • Resistopiu: Well you all seem to forget Latonia Moore who was the best Aida I have seen since Price 9:10 PM
  • Resistopiu: Actually Armer her last London performance was in Don Carlos, the first night which I was very... 9:03 PM
  • ipomoea: Thank you, Satisfied, Lee is not what I planned or paid for last July. With a local “provinc... 8:30 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Satisfied: Jean-Francois Borras replaced Kaufmann as Werther at the Met, and... 7:43 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Jean-Francois Borras. Too bad folks aren’t giving Lee a chance. He’s very good. 7:42 PM
  • Satisfied: Sorry last bit to add: I’ve never tried day of change. If anyone is trying to change their... 7:35 PM
  • Satisfied: As was I! I was quite satisfied with his replacement…whose name escapes me. Manou? 7:33 PM

The subject was Moses

“Like the Israelites who cross the Red Sea in Moses in Egypt, New York City Opera has a long, hard road ahead of it. But the company’s performance Sunday of this Rossini rarity offered a glimpse of a promising future.” [New York Post]

Young man with a horn

“Ring a ding ding! There’s a new Duke in town, and he’s jolting the Met’s Rigoletto with enough electricity to light up the Las Vegas Strip. It’s Vittorio Grigolo, who flaunted a big, trumpeting tenor and a megawatt personality when he made his company debut in the role Saturday night.” [New York Post]

Nel tuo seno, amico sassone

“Bollywood dance numbers, kung fu fighting, simulated nudity — and rock-solid musical values — added up to a sterling Giulio Cesare at at the Met.” [New York Post]

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Mousecapades

Our Own JJ (not pictured) just came running into the parterre offices wild-eyed with excitement.

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Faustian, but no bargain

“The spring season at the Met is as changeable as March weather in New York: crisp and brilliant for a day or two, and then suddenly as dismal as Thursday night’s Faust.”

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Emperor of the perverse

Short as Roman emperor Eliogabalo’s reign was, the world sighed in relief when it was over.

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Bright young thing

Thursday’s Met performance of the Verdi tearjerker featured a major find: Diana Damrau, who, in her first outing as Violetta, mesmerized with her gleaming soprano and ferocious acting.

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Excess d’estime

It’s not often operagoers leave humming the scenery, but that was the case Monday, when the Met hauled out Riccardo Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini from the vault.

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The use of wond’rin’

With Wednesday’s stellar staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, the New York Philharmonic joyously put the ‘music’ back into the Broadway musical.

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Miles to go

When is good enough not quite good enough?

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