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

“Critiques of My Fair Lady have focused not only on the show’s final exchange, but on the Pygmalion narrative itself: a man transforming a woman to meet his standards. Not to mention Henry’s bullying tone with Eliza, and her return to him at the end of the show.” Has anyone who assigned, wrote, edited or published this piece ever seen My Fair Lady? Have any of them even read Pygmalion?

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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Peter Gelb admits defeat

” Mr. Gelb chuckled and said, ‘I’m not going to find out’.”

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