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  • Will: I was at the MET the night of the infamous Trovatore premiere — the cross-shaped “gangplank&# 8221; came swinging down... 6:07 PM
  • Batty Masetto: My late ex, who was a native, had serious objections to Fermanagh. 5:59 PM
  • m. croche: Yes, Wagner helped with the campaign to “repatriate& #8221; Weber’s remains. He was probably in on it. Wake up,... 5:43 PM
  • armerjacquino: I remember reading something about having to leave the country to avoid being sued. Yikes. Although if that’s not... 5:42 PM
  • kashania: I still remember the broadcast of Schicoff’s La Juive from the Met. I didn’t hear the whole thing but he certainly... 5:37 PM
  • warmke: Fermata. Fucking auto correct. 5:25 PM
  • warmke: http://www.nytimes .com/1997/03/12/ar ts/tenor-is-back-a t-the-met-after-a- rewarding-if-rocky -exile.html It’s difficult to... 5:25 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Niel Shicoff left the United States permanently in the middle of a divorce battle in order to avoid paying child support. 5:23 PM

The showgirl must go on

Last night’s complete concert version of Die Csárdásfürstin from Dresden is viewable, after the jump. Read more »

Out of the cradle endlessly rocking

No, not a Regie quiz—though that feature will return soon enough now that the season is up and running—but rather an image from the new Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Jenufa for the Opernhaus Zürich. Read more »

One furtive tenor

SHOWBIZ Operastar 144450“Mexikanische Startenor” Rolando Villazón has canceled tomorrow night’s performance of L’elisir d’amore at the Munich Opera Festival due to an “acute infection.”  Speaking of “a cute,” substituting in the role of Nemorino will be puppylicious Pavol Breslik. [via]