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“It’s scary, but what can you do?”

“Ms. Netrebko, 43, spoke about her willingness to take risks, her decision to sing more dramatic repertory, and some of the new roles she plans to tackle at the Met, disclosing that she would open its 2017-18 season singing the title role in Bellini’s Norma in a new production, and that she would tackle Verdi’s Aida the following season.” [New York Times]

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]

Tara

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

There goes my very last nerve.

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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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