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  • Krunoslav: Looks like God Himself doesn’t want Nadja Michael back at the Met: http://www.accu... 10:56 AM
  • Will: Another African-American opera conductor is Willie Anthony Waters. He has pretty major chops here and... 10:33 AM
  • kashania: Giordani is only 52? No wonder he’s still hanging on… 10:32 AM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Brava! :lol: 10:30 AM
  • Will: Yes, the higher priced seat audience had to be protected from “the great unwashed!” 10:25 AM
  • tatiana: Redbear, really? I would have thought that Henry Lewis was pretty well known. He was a fine... 9:26 AM
  • MontyNostry: When I hear her or watch her on YouTube, I do always feel a dramatic and musical intensity, and... 9:05 AM
  • odabella: It is not hard to remember that at the old Metropolitan a lot of the public had to use a side door,... 8:48 AM
  • semira mide: Thanks for the clarification about the chapel. It seemed reasonable enough that it should be the... 7:59 AM
  • PetertheModest: Is she singing too much then, and beginning to wear down her voice ? This can happen, when a... 7:25 AM

Winged victors

Has it really been nine years? Well, apparently it has, because the winners of the ninth annual F. Paul Driscoll Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence (or, as they are colloquially known, the “Opera News Awards”) have been revealed. Congratulations to director Patrice Chéreau, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, bass-baritone James Morris and soprano Nina Stemme (not pictured)!   Read more »

Ugh! Neve!

La Cieca celebrates (if that is the word) the first snowfall of the season in New York in the traditional manner: with a video clip from La fanciulla del West. Read more »