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  • Milady DeWinter: You’re right on it, antikitcshy – there’s a lot of resentment and anger... 11:29 AM
  • aulus agerius: Lamentations abound, I’m sure! 11:28 AM
  • manou: Oops! Twitter: Metropolitan Opera ?@MetOpera 2m2 minutes ago For the performance of CARMEN on March... 11:02 AM
  • aulus agerius: Thanks Uman! That ending of Celesta Aida is quite spectacular! That and the baritonal... 10:56 AM
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  • skoc211: Thanks for the advice! I’ll definitely be giving this a try. Which begs another question:... 10:42 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Since Placido won’t go, and Leo is holding on, why should she retire? 10:27 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: “Don’t you get dismayed by the general level of bullshit in the public media night... 10:24 AM
  • ipomoea: +1 on hearing Kaufmann sing every note. I have attended: Tosca Parsifal (2) Werther (2) Walkure... 10:21 AM

“The cold bothered me, anyway”

“It was the chilliest opening night at the Met in years on Monday—barely 15 degrees when the curtain went up on the company premiere of La Donna del Lago. But you can’t blame the polar vortex for the audience’s cool reception of this tuneful but dramatically inert Rossini melodrama.” [New York Observer] (Photo: Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera)

Singular sensation

“If Mozart had only had the sense to write Don Giovanni in a… single-performer format, last Wednesday’s revival at the Met would have been one for the ages.” [New York Observer]

Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

For your eyes only

Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera“Don’t bother with The Loft or The Boy Next Door: the most spine-chilling thriller currently playing isn’t on the screen of your local multiplex but on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.” [New York Observer] Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Yoncheva

Shortlisted

I expected something lovely, but what I beheld was nothing short of magnificent.

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Scarlet Ibis

Boys and girls, not together

It’s particularly bewildering that before 2013 there was no such thing as the Prototype Festival.

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Renee Glawari

Floperetta

>”Ghastly!” — New York Observer

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Die Meistersinger

It’s complicated

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a problematic opera—or, rather, it is an opera that has, in the last century or so, become problematic.

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Maurizio Muraro

Rossini crescendo

Sooner or later, Our Own JJ gets around to discussing the Met’s Barbiere di Siviglia and Juilliard’s Turco in Italia in this week’s New York Observer.

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Photo by Chris Lee

Rolling along

Show Boat continues to communicate, even in the less than perfect circumstances of this latest revival.

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Photo: Richard Termine

Mourning in America

“Taken by itself, the St. Matthew Passion felt a little mundane. But compared to Zauberflöte, it could have been the Second Coming.”

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