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  • messa di voce: Won’t cuts in salaries now have some effect on the Met’s pension obligations down... 9:42 PM
  • La Valkyrietta: Thanks again Marianne for these lovely two selections. I keep going back to them. I guess I... 9:25 PM
  • kashania: olliedawg: Not to suggest that you didn’t catch my meaning. I just felt like emphasising. 9:12 PM
  • kashania: olliedawg: What I meant is that if people hear that you’ve had your pay cut, they feel sorry... 9:06 PM
  • Krunoslav: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=ayp0 fnRo7r0 httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=VREd 9XA4fyY 9:05 PM
  • ML: Bill, I have a tough question you might be able to answer. The Wiener Staatsoper archive and the Deutsche... 9:01 PM
  • olliedawg: Agreed, kashania, nuance doesn’t ever seem to play all that well “out there”,... 8:57 PM
  • Lohenfal: The Abbado recording is the one I know. There was a concert performance in NYC in 1997 by the... 8:50 PM
  • ML: That’s because, unusually in these parts nowadays, it respects the work it is purporting to present. 8:43 PM
  • ML: Agreed. Good comment. 8:28 PM

Pushkin comes to shove

“…Onegin, which opens the Met’s season on Monday, has taken an unusually precipitous tumble from sure thing—a pinnacle of Russian music, featuring the most eminent Russian soprano and Russian conductor of our time, in a production by a widely admired theater director making her Met debut—to headache-plagued.”  [New York Times]

Read meat

After last night’s opening of L’elisir d’amore, the first chirping of critics is heard.   Read more »

First sip

UPDATE: A video preview of the new Elisir follows the jump. La Cieca’s spy reports: “Bartlett Sher‘s warm and winning new production of Donizetti’s L‘Elisir d’Amore was presented at today’s annual Opening Night free public dress rehearsal. Read more »

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La Cieca, like Nature, abhors a vacuum

“Upon my word,” exclaims La Cieca (pictured at right, in the background), “I could almost swear I see a few empty seats on the other side of theater for the Met’s opening night performance of L’elisir d’amore!”

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Anna of the thousands dazed

Tonight’s the night, cher public, traditionally the busiest of the year here at parterre. Complete details on the opening night performance of Anna Bolena after the jump.

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