Cher Public

  • Camille: M. Crotchet alert! I am still so happy and overawed by that superlative performance last night! In spite of my tight lizard shoes... 8:50 PM
  • Camille: “Oh, sarò la più bella!” Couldn’t let that one slide by. Yes, I know the “h” looks funny in... 8:29 PM
  • leftcoastlady: Excellent choice. I wish for you a wonderful experience in San Francisco next year. 6:15 PM
  • la vociaccia: I just…Simonea u has to be the polar opposite of Kaufmann in..every respect. 5:37 PM
  • la vociaccia: Really? 5:35 PM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Not only that, NPW, if you are refinishing a chest of drawers or any substantial piece of furniture, Der fliegende... 5:30 PM
  • chicagoing: Thanks for nudging me into a box seat for the June 18th performance. The length of the opera helps me to rationalize the more... 5:22 PM
  • Lohengrin: https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=jxjy PkI6jHo 5:12 PM

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

Okay, folks, this thing has now officially surpassed brouhaha status and now has become offically a cause célèbre.

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. [New York Times]

Evil twin

“Rely on the flamboyant German soprano Simone Kermes to steal scenes as La Jolie.” [New York Times]

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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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brokeback

Ennis del Mar! Il storpi montano splende come un santo altar

“The cast, to a member, embraces every chance…”

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after-the-fox

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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The mystery of Stefan’s “Vêpres”

The much-anticipated Stefan Herheim production of Les Vêpres Siciliennes opened last night at the Royal Opera, and the New York TimesZachary Woolfe was something less than completely bowled over.

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obsessions

Post-Liebestod

“The title character in Barber’s Gothic melodrama Vanessa, a self-deluded, manipulative older woman, ‘keeps coming up,’ Ms. Voigt said.”

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lifeboat

“Dying together’s even more personal than living together”

“New York City Opera… says it likely will fail in its goal to raise $7 million by Monday, the deadline it set for suspending the bulk of its 2013-14 season.”

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