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  • Hippolyte: A complete “Ombra mai fu” by Valer: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=28o7 vHobKKE 8:24 AM
  • Satisfied: Absolutely love this production! It’s incredibly witty,charming and really fun! Enjoy you... 8:10 AM
  • armerjacquino: Well, ZB is Mr Corinne Winters so if his presence means we get her I won’t complain. As... 7:53 AM
  • Krunoslav: No, sorry, your slickness of phrase doesn’t work in this case. Rupert was complaining, by... 7:43 AM
  • phoenix: http://www.cbc.ca/ news/arts/clarice- carson-canadian-so prano-and-opera-gr eat-dead-at-85-1.3 059590 7:36 AM
  • armerjacquino: Yeah, I know. Local is best. We get it, Rupert ;-) 7:26 AM
  • Krunoslav: No, but really. How much better can she be than the scores if not hundreds of Zerlinas already... 7:19 AM
  • armerjacquino: She’s not a comprimaria in any sense. Since graduating four years ago she’s been... 7:09 AM
  • Krunoslav: “Best since Mildmay!” She may prove an astonishing talent but this does seem a good... 7:00 AM
  • manou: The whole horrible gigantic edifice was broken (the guests too). 7:00 AM

Love is only love

“Of the two love stories that unfolded at David et Jonathas Wednesday night, it’s hard to say which was more moving: biblical hero David’s affection for his childhood friend—or the passion Les Arts Florissants lavished on this obscure but delectable work.” [New York Post]

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]

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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.

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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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