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  • NPW-Paris: Where, by the way, did they get that bed? Off the set of (Disney’s) Beauty and the Beast? 7:41 AM
  • Don_Dano: Wow! Michael Fabiano sang Nemorino in Fort Worth back in 2010. I never made that connection. That was a nice night at the opera.... 7:38 AM
  • Chanterelle: Didn’t refresh the page to see NPW-Paris’s description of the passage I had in mind. 7:36 AM
  • Chanterelle: Hah! Warlikowski’ t Don Giovanni comes to mind… 7:35 AM
  • phoenix: You’re very welcome, Porgy – this was quite a detailed project and one of the best reads I’ve ever had on... 6:39 AM
  • phoenix: A lot of relevant comments here – I’m glad I waited & read them (and listened to the end). In spite of this... 6:34 AM
  • armerjacquino: Hey, don’t knock it. When I’d been with my other half for just three weeks, he came to see me in a show on... 5:31 AM
  • NPW-Paris: E.g. “I suppose Krzysztof Warlikowski was bound to come a cropper at some stage, and that was exactly how French daily Le... 5:05 AM

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.”