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  • zinka: Many “genericR 17; sngers can be fine in their way.I could not recognize Opolais voice..like... 11:26 AM
  • zinka: Hi..I just do not understand how certain singers get out there.Look at the guy Tanovitski as... 11:24 AM
  • la vociaccia: Fabulous read! So the big question is, what will be her first Wagner role? Senta? 11:22 AM
  • zinka: I understand..maybe it is not that anyone is bad and they need to sell ticketrs….I guess it is... 11:21 AM
  • zinka: It sounds strange..My friend saw it on German TV…..I really do not know yet much..but maybe... 11:20 AM
  • figaroindy: Used to listen/watch coloraturafan̵ 7;s stuff on YouTube a lot…always enjoyed it as I... 11:15 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Thanks for posting that, Antik – makes very interesting reading. 11:06 AM
  • armerjacquino: Price sang extensively at Vienna, CG and La Scala t in her early-mid career, but you’re... 11:05 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Ok well the contemporary review said a lot of the things that are consistent with... 11:04 AM
  • bluecabochon: Yes! I am having this problem too, which started yesterday. I can get in to the site without... 11:01 AM

Second guess

“Correction: August 15, 2013 An earlier version of this post referred incorrectly to the gender of the mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Ms. Barton is a woman.” [New York Times]

And Tony goes to…

La Cieca spies spotted the New York TimesAnthony Tommasini at the opening of the Salzburg Meistersinger, which indicates his review should be appearing by tomorrow at the latest. The cher public are invited to predict what his take will be on Daniele Gatti’s music direction and Stefan Herheim’s staging, and anything else you might expect he’d comment on…

Mavra, don’t ask!

And then she was all like, “Nuh-uh! Igor was so not gay,” and I was all like… [New York Times]

mike

O brother, wired art thou?

Shocker of the century! The New York Times reveals that Met singers are miked!

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metropolis

A series of ones and zeroes

“I’m analytical, not wild,” Ms. Garanca told an interviewer in 2009.

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acid_queen

Scarred for life

“…the stage is crowded with grumbling members of the old guard who aren’t renewing subscriptions, disenchanted reviewers, vendors of vitriol on blogs like Parterre Box…”

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The sound of two hands clapping

If it’s in the New York Times, it must be true, right?

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candide

All for the best

George Steel announces that New York City Opera is destroying, giving away or selling off most of its stock of repertory productions.

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missing_amelia

The case of the missing Amelia

“In the space of a few words, the leading role in a major new production had been reassigned. But why?”

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The shock of the new

“The article also referred imprecisely to offerings in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2012-13 season.”

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