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The incomplete idiot

Intendant Alexander Pereira halts the merry-go-round briefly to discuss Salzburg and La Scala with Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times.

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.

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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.

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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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