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  • Grane: All good wishes for Ms. Schäfer. She is an interesting and intelligent artist who’s been cast in... 7:49 AM
  • Loge: Latonia Moore sang a beautiful Aida this year with the (currently locked out) Atlanta Symphony. Stuart... 7:34 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I think the 1960 Norma is more or less the best thing she ever did and I much prefer it to... 7:23 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I did point out the staged Fiedlio performances in Athens in my first response to Luvt on... 7:17 AM
  • tiger1: Krunoslav, what an unkind posting. Why not rather hope that a year’s sabbatical is exactly what... 7:08 AM
  • Buster: Wrong show. 7:02 AM
  • Chanterelle: Just got an announcement from Opera de Paris that they will be broadcasting and/or streaming... 6:50 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Peerce mentions that in his autobiography . . . also Robert Merrill (but I think he only... 6:17 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: (Wilson was the original Baby Doe) 6:16 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: BTW I also heard that one of the guys in the cabaret group Gotham played a drag Fruma... 6:15 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 »