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  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Oh, I didn’t see you posted this. Words fail me to describe this lmao 8:35 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: WTF httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kAlH Etm-Oms 8:26 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Chi sono, chi sono???? There is a reason that Puccini deliberately set “Chi... 8:22 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=kAlH Etm-Oms 8:14 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=CCvi XLD9AtI 8:12 PM
  • EarlyRomantic: Ok. My apologies. Sorry to hear about her cancellations. Any reasons given? 7:48 PM
  • laddie: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=aQbI MB11jc0 7:38 PM
  • Poison Ivy: She announced her cancellation today on FB. 7:36 PM
  • laddie: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=2ouX NRXxpwY 7:36 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: I see. Thanks. Maybe he was the official cover? Since they have the perennial Hong... 7:34 PM

Dog bites man, part infinity

“The soup is hot; the soup is cold; Norman Lebrecht got it wrong again.” Read more »

The seven percent solution

Anna NetrebkoYou figured it out a fortnight ago, cher public: “The Metropolitan Opera… said Wednesday that it was also asking its solo singers voluntarily to lower their fees, including some of opera’s biggest stars.” [New York Times]

“Rachel, please, it can’t matter to you!”

Finally the mystery has been solved: glamorous Joyce DiDonato and mousy Rachel DiDonato (pictured, left to right) are really the same person! No wonder the New York Times copy desk was so confused! Read more »

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“It’s scary, but what can you do?”

“Ms. Netrebko, 43, spoke about her willingness to take risks…”

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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.

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Bullets over Valhalla

“But,” he added, “I find it distressing to be threatened by other artists.”

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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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