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  • manou: That clarifies it. 9:51 AM
  • Krunoslav: AMM was an excellent Rusalka for Chicago with Jovanovich, Grove , Owens and Gubanova under A. Davis in 2014. She and Jovanovich... 9:49 AM
  • Orlando Furioso: Thanks for taking the time to respond, Christopher. I just tried again with the same result. (1:09:42 is the duration... 9:35 AM
  • Don_Dano: Have others heard Ana Maria Martinez sing Rusalka? She performs quite regularly in Houston, so I have heard her in a wide... 9:25 AM
  • LT: I do. 8:55 AM
  • Christopher Corwin: Orlando, I don’t know what to tell you other than to try again. To double-check, I just downloaded this using... 8:34 AM
  • manou: Do you mean “clarté̶ 1;? 5:47 AM
  • NPW-Paris: And on the very same day, February 6 2016 in Amsterdam, Ann Hallenberg sings “Come invano il mare irato” from... 5:11 AM

The battle is on

“The labor strife at the Metropolitan Opera took on a new urgency Wednesday, when the company’s general manager, Peter Gelb, sent its orchestra, chorus, stagehands and other workers letters warning them to prepare for a lockout if no contract deal is reached by next week.” [New York Times]

Petered out

Daniel Wakin reports that “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive…. The Met has a small sponsorship arrangement with WQXR, which for decades has broadcast live Met performances on Saturdays.”   Read more »

A Ring is Born

mumford_starTamara Mumford (Flosshilde in Das Rheingold) explains the concept of the Met’s new production of the Ring.   Read more »