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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Thank you. Gosh, Terfel is really starting to look like Zero Mostel! 5:23 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Apropse Kubelik’s brief Met tenure as Music Director (via Wikipedia): “In 1971, Göran Gentele,... 4:59 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I went to so many of those “TroyensR 21; performances. Too bad Kubelik’s tenure at the Met... 4:56 PM
  • LT: http://www.stream2 watch.co/live-now/ live-tv/de/zdf-liv e-stream Y’all are welcome 4:55 PM
  • aulus agerius: I am listening to the ’73 Met Kubelik Troyens for the first time. It is tremendously exciting compared to the dirge... 4:37 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Hi semoyer – just for your reference, CET (Central European Time) is two hours ahead of GMT... 4:23 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: NONE of these work in Austria: ZDF is only available within Germany (“Aus rechtlichen Gründen kann... 4:11 PM
  • Lohengrin: Today Gala starts at 10pm CEST, on 13. August the beginning will be 8:15 CEST, Meistersinger stream next Sunday 5pm CEST. 2:06 PM

Cold Turkey

Mozart 1The no-star, slapstick revival of John Dexter’s 37-year-old production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail that opened Friday night proved James Levine’s tenure as Music Director of the Met will end in two weeks with neither a whimper nor a bang. Other than Albina Shagimuratova’s dramatically dour but vocally gleaming Konstanze, no compelling reason for these performances presented itself besides its maestro’s desire to conduct a favorite work.  Read more »

Abs of a Soldier

La Cieca has obtained this photo of Thomas Hampson headlining Camouflage Night at Powerhouse, uh, rehearsing for Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. You can tell the scene is Northern Rhodesia in 1962, because that is where the British military first started offering complimentary personal training packages to their troops. Read more »

Impossible things are happening every day

pectactularRemember “Toi et Moi,” the pectacular music video from which the above image is grabbed? Well, the terrific twosome who brought you that indelible video and perhaps slightly more delible audio, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Igor Krutoi, have done it again. Their newest collaboration, “a once-in-a-lifetime musical event” called “Deja Vu” arrives at Radio City Music Hall on March 6. Read more »