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  • Feldmarschallin: Lets see if that cast will actually happen. Not my ideal cast at all. I want to hear... 10:07 AM
  • FragendeFrau82: I haven’t heard that rumor, but Opolais posted on Facebook this morning that... 9:59 AM
  • arepo: Any recent news about Kristine Opolais being given the axe at the Met? 9:50 AM
  • ML: Muti has given up the Aida, the Nozze, and his central role in Rome. 9:41 AM
  • mercadante: DG has never been my favorite Mozart opera, but not because of any issue with the dramatic... 9:30 AM
  • Lohengrin: ok, the same to me (what wearing). What is Your opinion for the strange cast for Lohengrin... 9:02 AM
  • manou: Manon Lescaut. 8:46 AM
  • pasavant: What is ML? 8:44 AM
  • Indiana Loiterer III: But what makes you think that Don Giovanni leads any more of an authentic life than the... 8:05 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes I know that that is why I asked where you were sitting since I will be upstairs in the... 7:36 AM

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miami_beach_thumbWhat a concept, or La Cieca should say what a concept! This is Regie at its finest and most boldly satirical, genius that makes Graham Vick look like two-day-old steak frites. For this production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, the director (unnamed, alas in the YouTube clip below) utilizes the cinematic convention of the flash-forward in a postmodern epoch-bending variation. What if, this staging asks, Manon were to survive her various torments and travails? What would her life be like at, say, age 60? And what if, instead of hanging around mosquito-ridden Louisiana, she invested in a condo in Miami Beach (circa 1975)?  Read more »