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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Things are not going well in Rome either. On Tuesday the board of the Rome Opera will... 1:24 AM
  • la vociaccia: The Peter Grimes production was a huge musical achievement; unfortunately everyone hated the... 1:14 AM
  • Sempre liberal: Are they arguing for the return of Anthony Bliss (Boheme) or Bruce Crawford (Aida)? Granted,... 1:07 AM
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Bullets over Valhalla

“But,” he added, “I find it distressing to be threatened by other artists.” [New York Times]

Breaking! And I don’t mean that in the newsroom “scoop” sense

Okay, folks, this thing has now officially surpassed brouhaha status and now has become offically a cause célèbre.

Man of the future

Javier Camerena, “as close to a rock star as the Met has produced from its male roster this season,” has big plans with the company, with at least four roles planned for future seasons. [New York Times]

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Evil twin

“Rely on the flamboyant German soprano Simone Kermes to steal scenes as La Jolie.”

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Happy February 1!

To celebrate the birthday of Renata Tebaldi, our friends at Opera Depot are offering a free download of live performances by this great diva.

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Ennis del Mar! Il storpi montano splende come un santo altar

“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…”

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Local man

After four years of delegating union talks to his predecessor, Joseph Volpe, Met honcho Peter Gelb will now lead negotiations himself.

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Ancien regie

“But like any production left out in the sun a few decades, it gradually faded into mere decoration.”

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The mystery of Stefan’s “Vêpres”

The much-anticipated Stefan Herheim production of Les Vêpres Siciliennes opened last night at the Royal Opera, and the New York TimesZachary Woolfe was something less than completely bowled over.

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Post-Liebestod

“The title character in Barber’s Gothic melodrama Vanessa, a self-deluded, manipulative older woman, ‘keeps coming up,’ Ms. Voigt said.”

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