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  • La Valkyrietta: Thank you, that was helpful. I looked up the instruments in Wikipedia and there they list... 5:28 PM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well was anyone expecting her to sing that? 4:51 PM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Are you implying he’s old or something? He’s 36. 4:38 PM
  • Poison Ivy: There’s been like a cast change advisory in every Boheme since opening night. 4:37 PM
  • NPW-Paris: It pleases me that it’s where some of the best kebabs come from. 4:27 PM
  • NPW-Paris: Janacek uses chains in From the House of the Dead. 4:24 PM
  • Krunoslav: Were Umberto Borso and Ion Piso unavailable? 4:23 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Actually, you can access the full score, or the individual parts, here:... 3:24 PM
  • MontyNostry: It always pleases me that Kad?köy is where chalcedony originally came from. 3:22 PM
  • MontyNostry: armer – was that Cavaradossi opposite Bumbry, in Mae West mode, in 1990 or so? 3:19 PM

A hymn to heme

That 60 Minutes piece everyone’s been talking about, with Peter Gelb describing opera as “blood sport,” after the jump. Read more »

The revolution will be televised

Ah, finally a light begins to break: “60 Minutes is filming a long-planned segment on the Met, with the new production of Rigoletto providing a through line…. When [Michael] Mayer sprints down the aisles onto the stage to tweak a bit of business, he is trailed not just by a couple of staff directors with notebooks but often by a cameraman or two. A Japanese film crew has also been tailing him for its own documentary.” [New York Times]

More deceit and intrigue from LOC

La Cieca assumes that it was while changing frocks from citron to sage that America’s Multitasker Renée Fleming approved the above-pictured outdoor advertising for LOC’s impending season. Because, after all, what celebrity screams “Lyric Opera of Chicago” more obviously than Vanessa Williams? (Thanks to AC for the photo!)