Cher Public

Muh legacy!

A letter to the New York Times from the the company’s doughty press director Tim McKeough addresses the recent spate of running around with hair on fire about James Levine‘s artistic legacy.

House of wax

In a steampunk moment, 21st century singers try on 19th century technology. Read more »

“Rock-a-bye your rock-a-bye baby with a tune from Mycenae!”

Yummy Yannick Nézet-Séguin belts out a song in a Met practice room as part of his very long day rehearsing Elektra and conducting Parsifal, as documented in the New York Times.

Like breathing out and breathing in

Has anyone who assigned, wrote, edited or published this piece ever seen My Fair Lady?

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Arms and the man I sing

Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin has been doing heavy lifting not only in the metaphorical but in the literal sense as well.

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Don’t bother me, I can’t Copley

So it turns out the spin from all of Good Old Uncle John’s chums is not quite accurate after all.

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Sommo giubilo, Eccellenza!

Peter Gelb announces that the Met will return its 1980s glory days as a hideously overpriced theme park and David McVicar whinges about literally everything.

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“You just want to kiss yourself, you sound so great”

“Are you kidding? I’m having it put in my casket.”

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Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.

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Gray lady

Denigrating myths about opera abound.

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