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  • gustave of montreal: Aha! a compatriot from Vancouver. 10:08 PM
  • amoebaguy: I have no problem with avant-garde productions provided they are well thought out. Christoph Marthaler’s “Hoffmann... 10:07 PM
  • vilbastarda: Hey Blanche, seems that nobody answered you. So, let’s try: he’s generally telling them how to be authentic. The... 9:16 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: He led some of the rehearsal, but became ill. He’s doing well now. It’s definitely wash you hands often... 8:05 PM
  • Salome Where She Danced: Met site announces conductor of last 3 Lulus: Derrick Inouye. Getting his Peggy Sawyer Moment at age 59. 7:52 PM
  • armerjacquino: I’ve been waiting all day to elucidate on my idiocy! I must have been unthinkingly parroting that ‘trivial... 7:47 PM
  • La Cieca: The livestream of Anna Bolena at http://www.metoper /Free-Live-Audio-S treams/ is the subject of... 7:41 PM
  • rapt: Thank God commenting has been re-enabled, so that I can introduce this highly relevant tidbit: “[Nancy] Mitford was famous for... 7:35 PM

Our retrospection will now be all to the future

La Cieca predicts you will be seeing more of the same old puritans at the Met next season, and she’s not just talking about the ones who slouch around during intermission hissing, “You call that a trill?” But uou will also see six new productions (including a Met premiere of a 21st century work) and the local debut of one of opera’s most controversial stage directors. Read more »

deh vieni alla finestra

Liza’s main man Paulo Szot has some interesting and rather bold (if La Cieca may say so) opinions about the character of Leporello in today’s New York Times: “Don Giovanni needs him for everything: butt sex, to give him food, to give him drink, to share his feelings with.” (The article, fetchingly entitled “The Great Mozart Switcheroo,” poses the probing question, “So which, in the end, is the better part?”)

szot out

According to the blog, Tony Award-winning barihunk Paulo Szot “is an out gay man.” Writer Brian Juergens says the blog “contacted his publicist and were told that yes, he is gay, and we’re welcome to say as much.”